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Ford dealership will be visiting the school district

By Kelsie Hoitomt

GLENWOOD CITY – At the Glenwood City Board of Education meeting Monday, September 24, Tim Johnson discussed in his report the “Drive One for Your School” event that will take place at the school on October 18.

October 18 is parent-teacher conferences and school will be dismissed that day around 1:00 p.m. and that is when the Ford Dealership will be arriving at the school with several test vehicles.

How it works is that persons, 18 years of age and older, can come to school and test drive a Ford vehicle and for every valid test-drive completed, Ford will donate $20 dollars to the participating high school, up to $6,000.

All of the money raised will go back into the Glenwood City School District.

Johnson said that the student council is also going to try and put a meal together for that evening.

Also discussed at the meeting was the proposal of the Glenwood City School Forest Three Year Management Plan, which was presented by Lisa Jagielo to the Buildings, Grounds and Transportation Committee.

The proposal states “we aim to seek permission from the Glenwood City School Board to mark trees for harvest within the next month. The local DNR forester knows of a tree harvesting business in the area that is willing to cut the trees we mark and harvest them at no cost as long as they are able to keep the wood. Most of the trees that will be marked for cutting are diseased trees or jack pines. The jack pines are generally a low value tree that is primarily used for pulp wood. The above proposal is the beginning of the long-term plan to create a useable educational environment”.

The proposal plan as it was presented to the Board was approved after the motion was made by Lori Klinger and seconded by John Logghe.

Other Business

The Board approved a $796.48 donation from the Knights of Columbus to support students with exceptional needs.

The Board approved a $500.00 donation from Werner Electric to the fund 60 football account.

The Board approved four second semester interns for the 2012-2013 school year.

The Board approved the change as presented to the appeals process in the Parent-Teacher Handbook.