At its Oct. 28 meeting, the Gretna Public Schools Board of Education took the following action:

• Approved the following GPS Foundation Board officers for a one-year term: George Jahn, President; Jan Spurgeon, Vice President; and Tim Gilligan, Secretary/Treasurer. Also approved were the appointments of following foundation board members for three-year terms: Ron Johns and Aland Dietze.

• Approved the Gretna Education Association as the bargaining agent for the 2021-2022 school year.

• Gave first round approval of policy updates.

• Heard a report on the high school 1–1 program and how technology is being integrated into the classroom.

• Heard an update on district construction projects.

The board then entered executive session to discuss land acquisition and negotiations.

The next regular school board meeting will be Monday at 7 p.m. at the administrative offices, 11717 S. 216th St. The board meets the second and fourth Monday of each month. For meeting agendas and minutes, visit

Rachel George

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