BURTON SCHOOL BOARD HIRES KAREN STEEKEN AS HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL AGAIN

Karen Steeken will return as the Principal of Burton High School after Monday’s meeting.

Burton School Supt. Jim Palmer says Steeken had already submitted her resignation in order to become the principal at a nearby high school.  That’s when the ‘situation changed’ because the district got a new superintendent and she didn’t feel comfortable with the change.

 

Nicole Harmel

Burton School Board President Nicole Harmel presides over the meeting Monday.

The Burton School Board also hired a new counselor.

The Board also held a workshop on school needs and facilities.  A representative of Way Engineering reviewed the needs for various types of equipment ranging from outdated light bulbs, and air conditioning. Palmer says the new fixtures could be installed for about $400,000 but the changes would pay for themselves.

The Burton School Board is also considering using QZAB bonds, that have less than one percent interest to make some of these changes  No action has been taken on this matter.