Thirty-five year, Osceola Elementary School teacher Susan Turner will be retiring at the end of the summer term. 

Turner’s retirement was accepted at last week’s Osceola School Board meeting where Superintendent Mark Luebker read Turner’s retirement notice aloud to the board. In it, Turner highlighted the many memories she made while serving the Osceola School District. 

“It has been a privilege accomplishing goals and making friends,” she wrote. “… I hope I have been a positive role model for our children.” 

To that, President Craig Brunclik declared, “Thank you so much for all your years!”

Baseball thriving

Osceola Youth Baseball coach Jason Schmidt said a few words about the upcoming baseball season and his appreciation for the board’s continued support, “This is really a great program for the kids.”

Schmidt illustrated that the program is still thriving with over 250 participating kids and the district’s dedication to making the program free. 

A new addition to the program this year will be coaching manuals, which will include useful information for coaches including tips, guidelines, and practice plans that will help coaches of all skill levels. 

Other business

• The board approved the OHS Choir Mattress Fundraiser as well as the OHS Band Summer trip to Crystal Lake, Ill., from July 2 through July 5. Although this trip is costly, the marching band students have raised enough funds to cover the costs. 

• The board approved the CESA 11 Shared Services Contract for the 2019-20 School Year.

• The  St. Croix Falls School District requested the use of the aquatic center from June 17 through June 28, after summer school hours. 

• The next scheduled community meeting for information about the referendum will be Thursday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the OIS Media Room. 

The next scheduled regular Board Meeting will be Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom.

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