Yukon school board

YPS puts federal employees to work

The Yukon Public Schools did its part to keep federal workers busy during recent furloughs. Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth said the district hired almost a dozen workers as substitute teachers, and then also opened Yukon High School as a distribution site for the Regional Food Bank to provide food. Simeroth said the district had 22…

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Yukon school board honors former member

  The legacy of a former Yukon school board member who passed away last year was honored Monday. The Yukon School Board voted unanimously to name its board room in honor of Dixie Ritz. Members of Ritz’s family attended the meeting and said Ritz would have been honored. The Dixie Ritz Memorial Board Room will…

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Changes made in some Yukon schools’ report cards

The days of the old-fashioned A-through-F report cards will soon be a thing of the past for some students in the Yukon School District. School board members were told Monday that beginning with this year, students in pre-K through second grades would be receiving a standards-based report card as well as progress reports that outline…

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Cost savings prompt change in Yukon schools’ meal provider

After five years, the Yukon School District is parting ways with its current food service provider, and will save almost $200,000 by doing so. The Yukon School Board voted Monday to enter into a five-year contract with Sodexo Food Services. The new contract will begin July 1. Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth said that while he…

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Yukon schools sell $8.175M in bonds

In September, voters in the Yukon School District approved more than $44 million in new bond money for various projects across the district. Friday, the school board approved the issuance of $8.175 million in funds, the first allotment from the new issue. The bonds will be issued by Town and Country Bank with an interest…

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Yukon School Board rehires principals, assistants

The Yukon School Board, without comment, voted to rehire all of its school site administrators. The move came Monday during a regular school board meeting. Normally, the board discusses personnel matters, including the rehiring of staff, during a closed-door session. They then vote in open session. During Monday’s meeting, the board chose not to go…

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Van Meter tabbed as school board president

The Yukon School Board has a new president and a new board member. Rex Van Meter, who served as last year’s vice president, took over the reins from Suzanne Cannon during a special meeting Friday. The agenda of the meeting was posted on the district’s agenda portal and at the school administration building. Media members,…

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School board thanks Youngblood for service

For Karen Youngblood, Monday was the fulfillment of a promise made five years ago. But it also was a bittersweet day of celebration. Youngblood, who has served on the Yukon School Board for the past 10 years, cast her final vote during Monday’s meeting. She had promised five years ago that she would not seek…

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Yukon School Board extends superintendent’s contract

“This is my New York Yankees job,” Dr. Jason Simeroth said Monday after agreeing to remain with the Yukon School District through at least 2021. The school board voted unanimously to extend Simeroth’s contract until 2021 following a 45-minute executive session that preceded Monday’s regular board meeting. The vote came at the end of the…

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