Kerris Lee sworn in to Champaign school board

Kerris Lee sworn in to Champaign school board

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school board again has seven members, as newest member Kerris Lee was sworn in Monday.

The school board selected Lee last month to fill a seat left open by the resignation of former member Stig Lanesskog.

Lee, a Savoy resident, will serve until April 2015.

During his first board meeting Monday, he told the school board about how teachers at Kenwood Elementary are learning to teach computer programming software to students.

"(It's) another testament as our district and how we're bringing the community together to work on very important issues," Lee said.

The board met Monday for its second retreat this summer, when Superintendent Judy Wiegand spoke about the goals she has for the district. Members discussed issues including employee recruitment, especially recruiting minority employees; student discipline; and community partnerships

The board also approved hiring Tony Maltbia as interim assistant principal at Centennial High School, Danielle Cook as associate principal at Jefferson Middle School and David Mast as associate principal of Franklin Middle School.

The board recently hired Mast assistant principal at Franklin. When the position of associate principal became available, Mast applied for and was selected for the position, according to a news release from the school district.

The board also approved the district buying 505 Chromebook laptops for about $138,000.

The purchase will allow for every school building to have access to at least one cart of the laptops, according to board documents.

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