In just a few short weeks, we will once again be beginning another school year! The summer months have certainly flown by this year and we have been busy getting things prepared for a smooth start to the 15-16 school year. As you may have noticed there have been a number of things happening at Riverview Middle School this summer. The construction on the middle school science rooms is coming along; the special countertops for science rooms are on back order and as a result, we will not be able to have classes in those rooms until mid-September. The work on the cabinets and countertops in the middle school FCE room should be complete and ready when school begins. Lastly, we have also completed a landscaping project in the front of Riverview which has really cleaned up the overall appearance. We have also continued with roof replacements on various buildings as well as taken care of some issues with concrete and asphalt in a number of locations. In addition to the facility maintenance and upkeep, we have been busy hiring new staff members for multiple vacancies. The hires that we have made thus far have all been very high quality and for the handful of positions we have left, I have no doubt that we will be able to recruit and hire talented individuals to work with our kids. The landscape of public education hiring and personnel management has changed drastically over the past five or so years creating circumstances that we have not experienced in this field before. This certainly makes the process of hiring a very different experience, but it does not change our goal of recruiting and retaining the highest quality personnel in all of our positions.
I hope you all have had an opportunity to enjoy some time off with family and friends this summer. I am looking forward to beginning my third year at Barron Area School District and am excited to continue our work on delivering the best education in the area to all of our students.
As always, please feel free to contact me at any time.
Craig G. Broeren
715-537-5612 ext. 402