The New Ulm School Board agreed to enter into a new three-year contract with Superintendent Jeff Bertrang. The contract includes a 3% salary increase each year of the contract. The new contract starts July 1st of 2019 and goes until June 30th of 2022. Year one salary will be $144,200, year two will be $148,526, and year three will be $152,982.
The Board was also presented with the Fiscal Year 2018 Audit by Craig Popenhagen with Clifton Larson Allen. Popenhagen said that he was comfortable with the numbers and was very happy with the results. He said the District has the right mind set of doing things the right way rather than the fast or easier way. 2018 revenues were $26.3 million and expenditures were $25.8 million.
At Thursday night’s New Ulm School Board meeting, the Board was informed that the schools meet most of their goal areas in the World’s Best Workforce Plan. Paul Henn reported the findings sating that their 5 goals were to have all children ready for school, all 3rd graders reading at grade level, all racial and economic gaps closed, have all students ready for college, and have all students graduate from High School. The only goal that they did not meet was having all third graders reading at grade level, which was missed by only .5%.