Changes for Holt School Board

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By Macaulie Fritz
Holt Journal staff writer

The Holt School Board covered many areas of concern in its meeting on Nov. 5. Discussion included the most recent traffic light accident and the school board budget.The biggest change the schools are dealing with is the resignations or retirements of important staff members such as head coaches.

School board member Scott Spara who monitors the resignations says that for many of the people who have chosen to resign have said that it’s just time to retire, but in many of the coaches’ cases they will come back at a different level. “We already have the positions of those who have resigned filled, so there is nothing to worry about,” said Spara.

The most notable resignation was Deborah Hull, the Schedule B 8th grade volleyball coach.

Hull was recognized at the school board meeting for being a volleyball coach for 28 years and also for being the Lansing State Journal’s Dream Team coach of the year.


Hull lived in Ohio and Michigan and was also an educator for 34 years teaching mostly at the 7th and 8th grade levels.

She coached volleyball at many levels including college where she coached at Ohio University.

Hull said she is resigning from a sport she loves so much because, “It’s just time. Also, my daughter was due to give birth to a baby boy today and I want to be a full-time grandma.”

As for her selection as the LSJ’s Dream Team coach Hull said, “yes, I was given the honor because of the coach before me. That coach had an 0 and 32 record and at the end of my first season our record was 32 and 0. It was quite a turnaround.”

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