District News and Updates

July 3, 2020:  The July 8th School Board Meeting will be live streamed on CCTV Channel 11 (Mediacom/HBC) and at Facebook.com/chatfieldtv 

JUNE 23, 2020:  The June 23 Special Meeting (6:00 pm) will be live streamed on CCTV (Mediacom/HBC Channel 11) and on the CCTV Facebook Page (facebook.com/chatfieldtv).  

 

JUNE 22, 2020:  COVID 19 PREPAREDNESS PLANS FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND INDOOR/OUTDOOR FACILITY USE

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JUNE 12, 2020:  PUBLIC STATEMENT ON WRESTLING COACH CONTRACT

The School Board has the responsibility to review all coach contract assignments on an annual basis and determine whether or not to extend another contract to each head coach and assistant coach. These decisions are based upon the Board members own observations and experience, as well as information from Administration.  In the interest of students, the program, and the overall management of the District, Board members use their best judgment when making these decisions.

Recently, the wrestling head coach contract for 2020-2021 was listed as a consent item at the June 3rd meeting. The Board decided to look at this contract separately. Due to the data privacy act, the Board cannot comment on specifics. When the contract was voted on, it was not approved for renewal.  

The Board notified Mr. Bartels last week of the reasons for non-renewal and that he has an opportunity to appear in front of the Board and respond to their action.  A special meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 23 at 6:00 pm to provide that opportunity. 

As was the case for the previous three school board meetings, the June 23 meeting will need to be done via ZOOM video conferencing due to COVID 19 and current MDH guidelines for gatherings and social distancing.  Mr. Bartels has requested that this be an open meeting.  As such, the ZOOM link will be made available to the public upon posting of the agenda.  The public may listen/observe but cannot participate which would also be the case if the meeting were able to be held in person as this is not a Board listening session.  There will be one item on the agenda for June 23.

1.     Travis Bartels’ response to non-renewal of wrestling coach contract.