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No new money for Glenwood City school district next year

By Kelsie Hoitomt

GLENWOOD CITY — The Board of Education held their meeting on Wednesday, December 12 where Superintendent Tim Emholtz presented updates on the budget.

Emholtz said that the 2012-2013 budget is right on track and where it needs to be, but the 2013-2014 budget looks to be unbalanced.

This unbalanced budget is due to the fact that state law said that there will be no new money given to schools this upcoming year.

Because of this, administratively, there will be no recommendations for additional staff. There will however, be no recommendations to reduce staff either so there looks to be no changes as of right now.

Emholtz did remind the Board that there is some $87,000 dollars that the school gained this year from an insurance check that could be used for additional staff, but there were no recommendations or motions made on that.

Also mentioned at the meeting by the Buildings, Grounds and Transportation Committee was that the committee listened to three different companies present about their ideas for the new or remodeled science labs, track and/or football ready track and the access road that will connect the elementary to the high school parking lot. The committee will present more information at a later date.

In other business, the Board approved an English intern for second semester. The Board approved the varsity boy’s basketball team to practice on Sunday, January 27 at 6:00 p.m. The Board also approved a middle school girls’ basketball coach.