Highland Park School Board Approves New Job Descriptions and Insurance Broker Amid Principal’s Retirement

The recent Highland Park School Board meeting saw several developments, including the approval of new job positions, the selection of an insurance broker for the district, and the announcement of the retirement of a long-serving high school principal.

The School Board, during the workshop meeting, approved new job descriptions for an Instructional Support Coach and a Supervisor of Accounting under the curriculum and instruction agenda. This move is set to enhance the educational support available to students in the district. The board also awarded the role of insurance broker to Brown and Brown, aiming to further solidify the district’s financial and risk management strategies.

The board discussed the impending retirement of the Highland Park High School Principal, Michael Lasser, who has served the community for 29 years. Lasser’s contributions to the district were applauded, with his departure set to mark the end of an era.

The meeting also touched on the district’s ongoing efforts for preschool expansion, with discussions being held with property owners and more information to be shared with the public in the near future. Meanwhile, the district’s negotiations with the Highland Park Association are set to begin in January, with the focus on fostering a smooth and efficient process.

In other developments, the district is making strides in improving its communications, with efforts towards streamlining emails and reducing the number of identical messages sent from different schools. An initiative to advertise the ‘backpack’ feature on the district’s website, which serves as a repository for community announcements, was also discussed.

Note: This meeting summary was generated by AI, which can occasionally misspell names, misattribute actions, and state inaccuracies. This summary is intended to be a starting point and you should review the meeting record linked above before acting on anything you read. If we got something wrong, let us know. We’re working every day to improve our process in pursuit of universal local government transparency.

Dr. Kristina Nicosia
School Board Officials:
Marilyn Pruce, Allison Casal-Dunn, Dan Battey, Dr. Monique Coleman, Anne Gowen, Michelle McFadden-Dinicola, Robert Roslewicz, Ann Vardeman, Jennifer Voorhees, Roy Crosbie (Student Representative), Andrew Dalton (Student Representative)

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