Medina Named New Lamar High School Principal

Allan Medina from Zonta Political Forum, 2015

Allan Medina from Zonta Political Forum, 2015

Allan Medina is a principal once again, this time for Lamar High School. By a three to two vote of the Lamar RE-2 School Board, Medina was hired to replace interim principal, Greg Eddy, effective April 25th.  He will also serve as principal for the next school year.  By dint of his new position, Medina was required to resign from the Lamar RE-2 school board on which he had served for approximately six years, most recently as vice-president.  That motion was also carried on the same three to two vote, with Mike Harvey and Danny Tinnes voting no.  Board members Nancy Winsor, President Ron Peterson and Chris Wilkinson voted in favor of the hire.  Ron Schwartz was not present for the meeting, held at noon on Thursday, April 21st at the administration offices.

Board members stated they have 60 days in which to find Medina’s replacement. President Ron Peterson said, “A search for a replacement should begin with advertisements for the opening by May, interviews should be conducted in June and a decision will be made by July.”  Medina said he had a few possible candidates that might be interested in his former seat and are from the district he represented.

In other matters, Superintendent Tecklenburg told the board that he was notified that all of the seats on two of the activity busses are recalled so they are being taken out of service until new seats are put in.  He said the district is in negotiations about compensation for the recall.  He said the problem stems from the seat brackets and he’s trying to get replacement buses as quickly as possible.  “This is not the time to have a bus go down, as we have them all scheduled out for the next few weeks,” he stated he may have to drive to Pueblo a couple of times to bring in the replacements.

The food service for the school showed revenue on the plus side of the equation. “I don’t know if I’ve ever seen the revenues more than the expenditures. We’re actually $2,100 more,” he explained, adding that the Breakfast After the Bell program accounts for the gain.  “It’s working out good for us and it’s paying off for us.  If we could break even with the food service, I’d be doing cartwheels,” he added.

By Russ Baldwin


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