By Daniel E. McGonigle
The Caledonia Argus
As the board officially accepted the two year leave of absence request of elementary principal Gina Meinertz, a plan was set into motion.
“I have some ideas that I’d like to do further research on,” said superintendent Craig Ihrke. “We have a couple of options. We can open up the position and post it, or we have some internal options we could explore. I’d like to consider it later when I’ve had more time to research those ideas. I don’t have someone I can say until I’ve done some further research.”
Given the limitations of time, board chairman Kelley McGraw stated that the board would be open to holding a special meeting should the need arise.
“Or we can tackle it at our July meeting,” he said.
Meinertz will still serve the district as a curriculum director while she has accepted a role with the Spring Grove school district as well.
Meinertz thanked the board for the opportunity to serve the past five years.
“It’s been an honor to serve as your principal, there are no way bad feelings I just want to spend more time with my kiddos,” she said. “I just would like to say ‘thank you.’
“I just want to thank Mrs. Meinertz for all she’s done for us,” said board member Jared Barnes.
We hope to have more to report as soon as the information is provided to us by a school official.