More information is coming to light in the discussion concerning personnel in the Holgate school district. Community members are seeking three teachers be rehired, that have been notified their retire-rehire contracts will not be continued at the end of the current year. The negotiated contract with Holgate teachers calls for these retire-rehire agreements to be one-year limited contracts, that automatically expire after one year. The agreement also states that no notice of expiration is required by the Holgate board or administration. Holgate Superintendent Kelly Myers reports she talked to each of these three teachers in person about their retire-rehire contract expiration; and they also received a letter from the board. Can these three teachers be extended another one year contract? That is in the hands of the school board, with each employee being treated on an individual basis. Do they have to award them another year? The contract definitely says ‘no they don’t have to’. Dozens of community members have asked the Holgate Board to consider another year for these teachers. The board is looking at finances too; since these teachers re-enter the staff as 5th year employees; and are more costly than a first year teacher out of college. But they do offer the district over 100 years of experience combined; at a very reduced price.