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January school board meeting

Jan 26, 2023 10:51AM ● By Gwen Romero

Mandy Wallace being sworn in as new MCSD School Board Member. Courtesy Photo

Welcome to our newest MCSD School Board Member, Mandy Wallace, who took the oath of office at last Tuesday’s meeting. Mandy’s family members were on hand to support her as our business administrator, Scott McMillan, swore her in. Mandy has already been busy learning more about the position and her responsibilities.
Here are other highlights from the meeting.
New year, new board leadership? Kind of. The board voted for former Vice President Gaylene Adams as the new board president and former Board President Ron Blunck as the new vice president. Congratulations, and thank you for your continuing service.
The board and the high school celebrated three employees in this month’s spotlight. Camille Millburn was honored as “the face of Morgan High School.” She has been with the high school for five years and is the attendance secretary. John Millward is an English teacher who has been at the high school for 24 years and was recognized for “[having] this calming demeanor.” Millward also just retired from coaching football. Morgan graduate and wrestling coach, Dustin Rock, is a history teacher who has been back in Morgan for 14 years. Thanks to all three of you for your care of our students, staff and community.
Kelly Preece noted the importance of serving the public, the teachers, the parents and students as a board member and his appreciation for the opportunity to meet and collaborate with board members from across the state at their annual conference. He emphasized, “It’s awesome to be a part of those people… who have the students, parents and teachers at heart.”
The big news of the evening was Superintendent Jacobs’ announcement that he will be retiring, effective June 30. He joked that after 30 years in education and ten years in Morgan, “I want to quit while we’re all ahead,” and noted that, “Change will be good for the district.”
The board will begin the hiring process for a new superintendent with the anticipation of being able to announce Dr. Jacobs’ replacement by the end of April.
Finally, if you missed the last internet safety training for parents, check out the flyer for the upcoming Internet Safety for Parents and Students hosted at MHS Monday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m.
And, if you’re looking for some family fun, Winterfest is Saturday, Jan. 20, at East Canyon; see the attached flyer. The next meeting will be held on Feb. 14, 2023, at 5 p.m.

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