Monday Night the Merrill Area Public Schools Board of Education has a regular monthly meeting, but tonight’s meeting is anything but regular.
Board members will convene into closed session to discuss the post primary-election conduct of board president Lin Kautza. The controversy is centered around an e-mail from Lin Kautza's account, that was allegedly sent to the superintendent’s secretary with the instruction to send it out to all Merrill Area Public School staff. This is a violation of rules of conduct by a candidate by conducting political business during school hours and using school resources for political gain. At least one member of the Merrill School Board has asked for Kautza’s resignation because of the mis-conduct.
Also to be discussed in tonight’s closed session, the settlement of a Merrill Teachers Association grievance regarding a former employee.