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Education

  • Former Principal 'Relieved, Ready To Move On'

    Kerry Newman has resigned as Glenwood Community High School Principal.

  • Administrative Law Judge Selected For Principal's Hearing

    The administrative law judge who will preside over the hearing that will decide the fate of suspended Glenwood Principal Kerry Newman has been selected.

    Kathy Collins Reilly, an adjunct professor at Drake University Law School and former legal director of the School Administrators of Iowa, has been tabbed to serve as administrative law judge in Newman’s yet-to-be scheduled hearing.

  • Date, Venue For Principal's Hearing Yet To Be Determined

    Glenwood Community Schools Superintendent Devin Embray expects a hearing concerning Glenwood Community High School principal Kerry Newman’s job status to take place in the coming weeks, but the date and location are yet to be determined.

    In a closed-door meeting on Feb. 12,  the Glenwood School Board voted unanimously to consider terminating Newman’s contract.
     
    Newman had been the subject of an investigation by Embray since being placed on paid administrative leave Jan. 18.

  • Principal Fighting To Keep Her Job

    Glenwood Community High School Principal Kerry Newman said she hand delivered the necessary paperwork to the Glenwood Community School District’s central office Monday to appeal the Glenwood Board of Education’s recommendation to terminate her contract.

    Newman has been the subject of an investigation by school district superintendent  Devin Embray since being placed on paid administrative leave Jan. 18.

  • School Board Votes To Terminate Principal's Contract

    The Glenwood Board of Education voted unanimously late Tuesday afternoon to terminate the contract of Glenwood Community High School principal Kerry Newman.

    According to wording of a motion passed at a special meeting of the board, Newman will have five days to contest the termination. She has been on paid leave since Jan. 18.

  • Newman's Status Focus Of Feb. 12 Meeting

    The employment status of Glenwood Community High School principal Kerry Newman is likely to be decided at a special meeting of the Glenwood Board of Education Tuesday, Feb. 12. The meeting will take place at 4 p.m. in the third-floor conference room at the school district’s central office, located on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center at 103 Central.

  • Soccer Lights On Hold

        The only way Glenwood Community High School soccer teams will be able to light up their home field this spring will be to keep putting points on the scoreboard.

  • Principal Expects To Keep Her Job

    More than 10 days  after Glenwood Community High School Principal Kerry Newman was placed on paid administrative leave, school district students and parents remained in the dark as to the reasons why the principal is the subject of an internal investigation.

        Glenwood Community Schools Superintendent Devin Embray, who is heading the investigation, said Friday Newman’s status remains unchanged and the investigation is “on-going.”

  • Lockdown Drills At GCHS

    In light of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. and other school shootings across the country, Glenwood Community High School is being proactive.

    Glenwood took time out during the class day last week to explain and stress the importance of lock-down procedures to students at school.

  • Erasing Early Retirement

    The Glenwood Community School District is doing away with its early retirement leave incentive for licensed and classified staff.

    The Glenwood Board of Education voted last Monday to forgo the policy that offers employees that have served the district for 15 consecutive years a one-time incentive financial package for early retirement. The board voted to retain the rates offered in the current incentive policy for the next three years. The incentive will be eliminated following the 2014-2015 school year.