AUBURN – Lynsey Schmidt was among the speakers allotted five minutes at Monday’s school board meeting in Auburn. She asked board members to remember the positive contributions of Superintendent Kevin Reiman, who was put on paid leave the prior week.
Schmidt: “Auburn Public Schools have been rated great or higher by the Nebraska Department of Education in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Auburn was named the 2018 Life Of An Athlete new program of the year based on the school’s Bulldog Way Creed.
Calvert Elementary was a national blue ribbon award winner.
… Auburn Public Schools was the featured school at the United Nations’ presentation.
All schools in APS have been consistently rated among the best in Nebraska by numerous national ratings.
She also listed a child care partnership grant, community café parent education grant, community health partnership grant for the Bulldog Way, NDA Initiative grant, APS greenhouse project, pre-school expansion act, Sixpence early childhood program, clean diesel act grant and sustainable school program revision program.
She commended Kevin Reiman’s administrative staff and collaborations with Peru State College, local first responders and the city of Auburn.
Reiman is on the Auburn Development Council, Nebraska Association of School Administration, manager of Legion baseball, helped prevent the movie theater from closing by helping the school take over, and Teammates.
Schmidt: “Can any of you name one other person in history of District 29 that has done more or been more involved in the success and opportunities our school system has given, than Mr. Reiman?”
I can’t think of anybody.”
Schmidt: “I’ve never seen another superintendent drive around our community on cold days looking for kids walking to make sure they are making it to school safely.
“In this situation, nobody wins here. We all lose. You lose. I lose. Faculty loses. Most importantly, our children lose.”