By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
Bob Vogel from the Montana School Board Association, MTSBA, attended the December school board meeting and addressed the matter of finding and hiring a new superintendent for the Conrad School district.
Vogel’s suggestions included forming a timeline, stating that it takes approximately 10-14 weeks to find a replacement, advertising, interviewing and legal obligations, such as forming a contract.
Vogel and the MTSBA offer services to help schools in Montana with finding a superintendent. These services range from $2,500 to $5,500 for our size of district. It will be voted upon at the January meeting if the board will use MTSBA’s services in finding a replacement for Lynn Utterback.
Lisa Hanson, Director of Business Development/ Marketing and Diagnostic Services has recently completed training to be the HMK champion for PMC.
Healthy Montana Kids is a program passed by the Montana voters 2008 General Election.
The program went into effect Dec. 31 2009. The goal of passing this initative was to provide healthcare coverage for every uninsured Montana child 19 years of age and under.
HMK is now an umbrella for the programs formerly known as CHIP and Children’s Medicaid. HMK is managed by the Montana Department of Health and Human Services and underwritten by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Montana.
MOOT COURT — From the left, Alyssa Morren (Conrad), Miranda Mireles, Coach Tara Harris, Kari Rice and Ryan Lorenz are Carroll College students who have qualified for the Moot Court National Championship to be held in January at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans. Photo courtesy of Carroll College
The Carroll College Moot Court Team, coached by Adjunct Professor of Political Science Tara Harris, has qualified for the American Collegiate Moot Court Association National Tournament, to be held at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, La., on Jan. 14-15, 2011.
The Carroll team features the talents of Carroll students Ryan Lorenz of Helena, Miranda Mireles of Bellvue, Colo., Alyssa Morren of Conrad and Kari Rice of Helena.
Moot Court competition is a simulated legal argumentation before hypothetical appellate courts.
The ACMA sponsors the national tournament to enhance undergraduate prelaw preparation through rigorous competition in hypothetical legal cases.