By Tim Leeds
Actions of the Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees at their March 13 meeting included:
Giving the awards for the employees of the quarter. Chuck Lowen received custodial/maintenance employee of the quarter, Kathy Anderson received it for school food service employee, Robin Myers for transportation, Cindy Genereux for clerical and Kathy Nyberg for teaching assistant.
"We have great employees and enjoy doing this every quarter," Chairman of the Board Jim Heberly said.
Approved allowing the Havre Jaycees to hold the Montana Jaycees Shooters Education State Competition at the Havre Middle School on April 6-8. Don Holden said that, although he is a hunter's education teacher and a supporter of the second amendment, he has concerns about the message the district would send by allowing guns in the school with the school shootings that have occurred in recent years.
Superintendent Kirk Miller said he was satisfied that the event would have adequate supervision and safety to meet requirements. Trustee Kathie Newell said she is focused on the educational aspect of the program and even, teaching kids the safe and proper handling of and respect for handguns.
Heard a non-action presentation by Brett Patrick, Havre Youth Hockey President Pat Patterson and Mike Tilleman requesting that high school students in youth hockey have their absences excused as Montana High School Association sanctioned activities do and to allow them to qualify for athletic lettering. Miller said he will research the issues on this request and present his recommendation at the next board meeting.