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Volunteer coordinator post approved by Ellsworth School Board

A new volunteer coordinator position was approved by the Ellsworth School Board Monday.

The job description calls for a person to work effectively with school district, public and private entities to coordinate volunteer opportunities for district students and staff. Superintendent Barry Cain said the post was targeted for this school year in the recent Strategic Planning Initiative process.

Cain cited the potential for an improved relationship between the community and the school district in recommending the position. The coordinator could help firm liaisons with civic organizations and assist in developing communitywide initiatives.

He suggested pay be similar to a major sports coach in the district, envisioning approximately $4,500 for the four-hour-per-week job. He also confirmed the coordinator will join administration in working with the schools' Senior Tax Exchange Program (STEP).

Read more in the print version of the Herald Sept. 12.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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