During a school board meeting held June 24, Corland Construction contractors Jon Kleinke and Corey Weiland gave an update on the track project.
Weiland said the grading was done and they had poured the southeast jumping pit. They expected to be ready to pour the north-end pit Wednesday. Grading has been done and the high jump has been moved to the west end of the track, while the pole vault was moved to the east end.
“There’s 8 feet of more room at that end,” Weiland said.
The crew to lay the track will be coming from Ohio and starting at the end of June or beginning of July.
Superintendent Monte Silk said there was a compliance inspection done at Westside school and aside from a few extension cords, everything was up to code.
“We got a nice letter thanking us for our compliance,” Silk said.
While there are still some vacancies for third grade teachers, Silk said Tami Linder will be transferring from the library to third grade. They are however still looking to fill some openings.
Bus driver Charles Cummings, part time secretary at Central Kayla Roan Eagle and custodian Karlene Dunagan also submitted their resignation. The school board approved all three resignations.
McKen-Z Ramus was approved as a new hire as a special education teacher at the middle school.
School meal policy
The meal charge policy was also brought up during the meeting. Students can charge up to three meals but then repayment must be arranged. If a student brings money for lunch, that money cannot be used toward repayment on the charged meals. Free and reduced priced meals were also discussed.
“I don’t like to see kids not eating,” said board member Kelly Dey.
Silk said the application for free or reduced meals is included in the packet of paperwork given to parents at the beginning of the year. It’s just a matter of getting them back, but the resources are available.
In other business:
• Out of district attendees were discussed. It’s at the principal’s discretion to allow a student from out of the district to attend.
• The high school student handbook was discussed at length with changes being made to topics such as the planner policy, senior privileges, absences, the honesty claus, minor incidents and alternative education.
• Bus disciplinary regulations were discussed and wording was changed to the policy.