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LUHS Taps Veteran Police Officer for Dean of Students

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An area law enforcement officer will become Lakeland Union High School’s next dean of students.

The school board Monday approved hiring veteran officer Ty Peterson for that position with an annual salary of $61,000. His was one of several hires approved that night.

Peterson was a police officer with the Lac du Flambeau Police Department and most recently as a patrol deputy with the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department. Peterson has spent 23 of his nearly 25 years in law enforcement with the Vilas County Sheriff's Department. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from UW-Stevens Point in biology and a minor in health education, according to information given the board. He then went on to police recruit school at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau.

Other hires confirmed and their annual salaries announced Monday were Emily Mallek, activities director, $71,000 and Christopher Grosman, special education case manager and behavior interventionist, $80,821.

The board approved hiring Delynn Charon as Lakeland Star School/Academy case manager, but directed administration to determine how much the charter schools’ governance council plans to cover in the candidate’s additional salary and benefits.

Hourly and stipend hires were Alyson Brower, alternative education para-professional, $16.59; Gami Miller and Marc Busko, $750 each FBLA advisor and $570 each DECA advisor; Karyn Chicka, NHS head advisor, $1,222; and Jamie Erickson, NHS assistant advisor, $570.

At the last school board meeting, the board approved a two-year principal contract for Chad Gaueke, the former assistant principal. He replaces Justin Szews, who resigned to become the principal at Three Lakes School District. Gaueke’s first year salary was set at $113,000.

The board accepted the resignation of business manager Greg Kopp, effective at the end of the 2021-22 school year.

Also on Monday the board agreed to renew the school resource officer agreement with the town of Minocqua. The district will pay the full salary and benefits of the officer during the school year that he’s at the school. The town board recently approved the agreement. Kaleb Punzel will be assigned the position, according to Police Chief David Jaeger.

In other agreements, the board will again split the cost of a speech and language pathologist with North Lakeland School District. LUHS will pay 40% or $46,611 of the salary and fringe benefits. NLS will pick up $69,917.

The board will enter into a one-year agreement with the Lac du Flambeau (LdF) School District for a high school transition coordinator. The position will be 80% or 160 days at the elementary school and the remainder at the high school. LdF District will pick up $98,991 of the cost; Lakeland the remaining $24,747.

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