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PES/PHS reach agreement on curriculum coordinator

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 5:52 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Princeton High School Principal Barb Schmidt is expected to be named the new joint curriculum coordinator for the Princeton Elementary School and the Princeton High School districts.

At Monday’s meeting, the PES Board voted to enter into a one-year agreement with PHS for the hiring of Schmidt as the curriculum coordinator for both districts. The PHS Board is expected to take similar action at its meeting this week.

Following Monday’s meeting, PES Superintendent Tim Smith said the curriculum coordinator is needed to help with the implementations of the new Common Core state standards. Schmidt will remain an employee of the PHS District, with PES paying 50 percent of the cost for the new position. That cost is yet to be finalized, Smith said.

Smith said several persons were interviewed before the final selection of Schmidt for the new position.

In an earlier statement, PHS Superintendent Kirk Haring has said a shared curriculum coordinator position would give the PES and PHS districts the opportunity to align their curriculum to make sure both districts are moving together toward the Common Core standards.

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