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Alwin resigns as Elmwood principal

ELMWOOD--The Elmwood School District is down to one administrator as the school board accepted the resignation of Jennifer Alwin, middle/high school principal, earlier this month.

Alwin was at Elmwood the last three years. A Prescott native, Alwin graduated from UW-River Falls in 1996 and taught for 11 years in Cannon Falls, Minn., before she got her first administration job in Northern Minnesota. She was there for one year before coming to Elmwood.

Superintendent Paul Blanford couldn't comment further beyond saying she resigned. He did say the board is in the process of making determinations as to fill Alwin's duties, which also included activities director. Scenarios include current staff members for both principal and activities director or naming an interim principal for the upcoming 2013-14 year, which starts in less than six weeks.

The board also, in previous meetings:

--Named Amanda Lombardo as a middle school/high school language arts teacher.

--Approved Normark's bid to trim numerous trees around the perimeter of the school property.

--Was told the district is the recipient of six I-Pads, thanks to grant money secured by teacher Kris Flesberg.

--Approved the awards of bids for adding parking spaces to the student lot. The excavation bid from B&S Construction of Elmwood was approved, as was the asphalt paving bid from Asphalt Maintenance of Spring Valley.

--Approved the replacement of several sections of concrete work: elementary entry -- replace stairs, front approach and adding sidewalk south of Red Zone Gym.

--Approved the purchase of 25 new computers in the business technology lab for a total of $19,634.90, along with 12 new cafeteria tables at a cost of $17,644.56.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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