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La Harpe School Board News Release

The La Harpe school board held a special meeting on May 30, 2012 in this district library. The following board members were present Pres. Cindy Wear, Vice Pres. Rex Huston, Nate Butler, Willo Carpenter, Mark Irish, and Darren Spangler. Supt. Jo Campbell and Principal Lila McKeown also present with Sec. Jeanne Clayton recording.

The board discussed in detail the staffing needs for the next school year in light of four teachers retiring this year.

The board considered recommendations and approved employment for the following certified candidates: Ashley Cox, Emily Kohl, and Erin Schatz for Elementary teaching positions; Brian Sullivan as Junior High math teacher, Ryan Hopper as Elem/JH physical education teacher, and Kimberly Houston as part-time school counselor.

The board will continue discussion of specific staffing needs for school year 2012-2013 at the next regularly scheduled board meeting which will be held on June 19, 2012.

To view agendas, news releases, and approved minutes, please visit the school board section of the La Harpe Eagles website at