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Monroe school board: May 11, 2009
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MONROE - On Monday, May 11, the Monroe school board:

• Recognized Matthew Le, a Monroe High School student who received an award for best position paper addressing the topic of "Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications" on March 19 at the Wisconsin High School Model United Nations at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Le's paper was one of 15 selected for recognition from more than 600 papers received.

• Recognized Joe Ganshert for being selected for the Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange Program. Ganshert is a senior graduating from MHS this spring. The program is a year-long work scholarship program in Germany. It is sponsored jointly by the United States Congress and the German Bundestag. Only 25 scholarships are awarded each year.

• Recognized the MHS Forensics team for earning the Excellence in Speech Award given each year by the Wisconsin High School Forensics Association to the top 5 percent in scoring among schools competing at the 2009 Speech Festival at UW-Madison.

• Accepted a resignation from Les Bieneman, a retired MHS science teacher who last month was hired to teach science two hours per day next year at MHS. The board hired Beth Roidt, who has experience as a long-term substitute for the district, to teach the two sections. The board also accepted the retirement of Launa Carter, MHS English teacher. The board approved an internal transfer for instructional aide Diane Kubly to work in Abraham Lincoln's 4K program next year

• Hired Rock Road Companies, Inc. for undercutting and repaving work of the Northside Elementary School parking lot for about $127,000, and E&N Hughes Company, Inc., for undercutting and repaving work of the District Administrative Center parking lot for just under $66,000.

- Mary Jane Grenzow