ISD 166 probationary teachers released from contracts

Three probationary teachers were released from their 
contracts with School District ISD 166 at a special meeting on May 30 
at the Jane Mianowski Conference Room.
The ISD 166 School Board acted on the probationary contracts of Sherry
Nanoff, a math intervention instructor; Heather Kemp, a fourth grade 
instructor; and Eric Frost, an early childhood special education 
teacher.
Superintendent Beth Schwarz said that Frost didn’t have the 
appropriate licensure to retain his position and that Kemp and Nanoff 
were being released because of the financial condition of the school 
district and decrease in enrollment.
However, said Schwarz, due to several teachers retiring at the end of 
this year, teaching positions will open and be posted internally so 
that current staff can have first chance at those jobs. That will 
leave some openings later, and, said Schwarz, “They may [Kemp, 
Nanoff, Frost] be hired for those openings, but as of now we have to 
terminate their contracts.”
A motion was passed on the non-renewal of the contracts.