SCHOOL NEWS: Art piece going on tour; staff leaves OK’d

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School board to loan art piece to gallery for statewide tour

A piece of art that hangs in the conference room at the Brown County Schools administrative building will go on a statewide tour in 2020.

The Brown County School Board of Trustees voted Nov. 16 to loan the painting “Winters End” by C. Curry Bohm to the Brown County Art Gallery Foundation board for a statewide tour of museums.

Superintendent Laura Hammack said she was approached by the art gallery foundation board about loaning the piece and that the opportunity was “very special” for the school district.

“I think it’s really neat we would have a piece that is ours traveling the state for a year. It’s such a beautiful piece and really one we’re quite honored to have as our own,” she said.

School board OKs retirement notice, leave requests

The Brown County School Board of Trustees approved the following at their Nov. 16 meeting:

  • The retirement of Brenda Krieger, effective Dec. 23.
  • An out-of-state professional leave request for the ROI Design Team to observe Edgewood High School, Burlington High School and Eminence High School in Kentucky Dec. 4 and 5. All costs associated with the trip will be paid through the ROI grant.
  • A maternity leave for Hillary Frye from approximately Feb. 14 to May 14.
  • An out-of-state professional leave request for Colton Sample to attend the Track & Football Consortium Dec. 8 and 9 in Lisle, Illinois.
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Sara Clifford has been raising a family in Brown County since 2005 and leading the Brown County Democrat since late 2009. In addition to editor, she is the beat reporter for town government and writes columns, features and general news stories.