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Brown earns solid review

September 12, 2012
Kylie Saari - Staff Writer , Fairmont Sentinel

FAIRMONT - Fairmont Area Schools Superintendent Joe Brown has received a favorable review from the school board for the second year of his tenure.

Board member Myron Moeller explained Tuesday that the superintendent is evaluated in several areas on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being poor, 3 "meets expectations" and 5 "outstanding."

"There was no-where he got less than a 3.5," Moeller said.

Brown was commended particularly for his work in helping bring into being the Ag Academy, as well as for his communication skills.

"In all, you've done very well and we are glad you are our superintendent," Moeller told him.

Board member Diane Gerhardt said Brown encourages the board to challenge the status quo.

"Superintendent Brown is the first to push us to grow in new areas," she said.

In other business Tuesday, the board approved selling the project house to Jake Fretty for $35,500. Fretty will remove the house from school property within 60 days.

The district took a loss of about $7,000 but officials believe the benefit to students is worth the cost.

Dan Brookens reported the operations committee is considering an offer by Brad Haugen to allow students in the building trades class to work on a house being built for Haugen off site.

"We are in favor of continuing to do the work to get this off the ground," said Brookens, adding there is paperwork and research that needs to be completed before the project can be approved.



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