Hamburg School District held a special board meeting on Thursday, April 27.
One of the resignations the board accepted was that of Noble Elementary School Principal Angela Maize.
In a letter submitted with her resignation, Maize states: “To my HSD family, As I close out my eighth and final year with the Hamburg School District I would like to express my gratitude. The past eight years have been amazing!”
Maize also states in the letter, “Hamburg is a special place with a big heart. I have seen the staff and community come together to do what is best for students. That is what it is all about.”
Maize elaborates on her exit from the district in the letter’s final paragraph; she states, “Though I am excited for my new journey, it is bittersweet. I will miss seeing ‘my people’ on a regular basis; however, I know this is not goodbye, rather it is a ‘see you later!’”
Clara Anders, a pre-kindergarten teacher for the district, also submitted her resignation letter to the board.
Anders states in part of her letter, “I greatly appreciate the opportunities that this school has provided me, as well as the professional guidance and support that has allowed me to grow within this role.”
The letter continues, “Although I will sincerely miss this position, my colleagues, and this school community, I have found a new position which allows me to move to North Arkansas.”
Anders’s letter explains, “As this has always been a goal of mine, I feel this is the right time to move on to new challenges and opportunities.”
Anders’s letter concludes by stating, “I wish The Hamburg School District all the success in the future.”
The district also included in the meeting packet a statement about a voluntary adjustment to extended day contracts.
It reads, “With the change to the salary schedule due to the LEARNS Act, this was an opportune time to give certain licensed extended day contract employees a chance to voluntarily decrease the number of contracted days on their 2023-24 contract.
The statement continues, “(Superintendent Tracy) Streeter or (Finance Director John) Spradlin met with each person and informed them of the amounts of staying on same number of days or decreasing and how it will affect their salary for the upcoming year.”
The next Hamburg School Board meeting will be held on Monday, May 8 at 6 p.m. at the HSD administration building.