Andrew Mahaffey and Kelsey Carlson share details from the senior trip to Washington, D.C. with the school boards.

By Rich Wicks | Times Vedette

The Adair-Casey and Guthrie Center school boards met in joint session on April 17. Immediately prior to the regular board meeting, each board held a public hearing regarding the 2024/25 certified budget. There were no comments or questions during either public hearing, so the hearings were promptly closed.

At the start of the regular meeting, two students gave a “slide presentation” to the boards regarding the recent senior trip to Washington, D.C. Andrew Mahaffey and Kelsey Carlson showed photos and described the fun and educational memories from the trip. Both said everyone appeared to enjoy the trip, which included roughly half of the senior class.

“It was so, so worth it,” Mahaffey said.

Principals Diane Flanery, Ed Den Beste and Ethan Lensch each provided an update on his or her area of work, and Lensch talked of his upcoming resignation at the end of this school year. Superintendent Josh Rasmussen said ACGC has received 14 applicants for principal thus far and that the process of screening is underway.

Other resignations noted on the agenda included Colin Shawgo (high school teacher and instructional coach), Justin Keck (high school assistant basketball coach), Kris Lehman (assistant high school wrestling coach), Matt Dahl (second-grade teacher) and Julie Parker (preschool teacher).

Baccalaureate/awards night will be May 15 at 6 p.m., and commencement will be May 19 at 1 p.m.

The next regular meeting of the Adair-Casey board will be May 13 at 7 p.m. at ACGC Junior High. The next regular meeting of the Guthrie Center board will be May 14 at 7 p.m. at ACGC High School.