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Monroe School Board Bullets: June 26, 2013
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In a Monroe Board of Education meeting Monday, June 24, the board:

• Approved a $5,000 grant from the AT&T Corporation. Monroe School District Superintendent Cory Hirsbrunner said the grant money will be used for Link Crew: a national high school transition program for incoming freshmen. The Link Crew program uses juniors and seniors as group leaders to lead team building activities in high school orientation. The Link Crew program also includes social and academic follow-ups.

Incoming freshmen will have their first day of school Sept. 3 and that will include the Link Crew orientation. All other students will start school Sept. 4.

• Hired Hannah Wastak as a Parkside English Language Learners teacher and Mindy Mulryan as a sixth grade special education teacher at Monroe Middle School.

• Hired Monica Ayers as a counselor at Northside Elementary School and Marilyn Rolfsmeyer as an art teacher and gifted and talented coordinator in the district.

• Approved Pal Alto network filtering firewall software from Heartland Business Systems for about $36,891.

• Monroe Athletic Director Dave Hirsbrunner gave a report on winter and fall sports participation numbers, all-conference honors and postseason accomplishments.

Hirsbrunner said there were 373 different students that competed in various sports or about 52 percent of the high school.

Hirsbrunner said there were 50 three-sport athletes, 156 two-sport athletes and 167 one-sport athletes.

"The encouraging thing is we had about as many two-sport athletes as one-sport," Hirsbrunner said.

- Mark Nesbitt