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5/17/2014 Email this articlePrint this article 
Northeast assistant principal resigns

By Jeremy Huss
Staff writer

Phillip Bormann, assistant middle/high school principal at Northeast Community Schools, has resigned to take a head principal job at a private school in Dubuque.

The Northeast Community School Board accepted Bormann's resignation at a special meeting Wednesday night.

Bormann has held the position of assistant secondary schools principal at Northeast for three years.

Superintendent Jim Cox praised Bormann's work at Northeast and said his resignation was being accepted.

"He has exceeded my initial expectations in what he has done for the high school," Cox said.

Bormann's new position is principal of Mazuchelli Catholic Middle School.

Also at the May 14 meeting, the school board accepted the resignation of family consumer science teacher Megan Ratkiewicz, after-prom sponsor Laura Horse and bus driver Keith Jensen.

Two resignations were accepted as part of a coaching realignment. Bryan Telgenhoff resigned as high school wrestling coach and was appointed middle school wrestling coach, and Pete Tanzillo resigned as freshman girls basketball coach and was appointed assistant boys basketball coach.

Appointments approved were Jacob Gibson as middle school science teacher, Kristi Becker as school-to-work coordinator and Michael Bruns as alternative school teacher.

Board OK's contract for after-school program

The school board approved a contract with the YWCA of Clinton to establish an after-school program beginning next August.

The program at Northeast elementary school will be open Monday-Friday, 1:15-5:30 p.m. The agreement requires a minimum of 10 students enrolled and attending the after-school program and allows the YWCA to terminate the agreement within 30 days if enrollment falls below the minimum.

Those provisions could change, however, since YWCA officials asked for revisions to the contract after it was approved by the board Tuesday night, according to business manager Kristy Weiss.

The school board will have to approve the revised contract at its June meeting in order to proceed with the program, Weiss noted.

Other business

In other business, the board:

•Approved a contract for information technology support with Twin States Technical Services of Davenport at a cost of $100,000 per year. Services outside the scope of the contract will cost the district $75 per hour.

•Approved a contract for auditing services with Bohnsack and Frommelt LLP of Taylor Ridge, Ill., for $9,000.

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