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Glenwood School Board gives the go-ahead for a football ready field

By Kelsie Hoitomt

GLENWOOD CITY — At Monday night’s meeting, April 8, the Glenwood City Board of Education agreed on the motion to proceed with “football done” with up to $200,000 in district money used for the project.

In order to complete the entire project – with not only a football field, but lights, bleachers, scoreboard, press box, concession stand, etc. – it is estimated to cost around $290,000. That extra $90,000 is looked to be paid for through donations and volunteerism. However, these figures are not set in stone yet and will fluctuate as the project unfolds.

There was more asbestos found in the school and that will cost more money to remove, but the school may save money by using staff members to remove items like cabinets in the science room instead of hiring a professional. This creates the fluctuation in what funds will be available for the projects.

Also approved, was a Preliminary Facility Study by the company Trane. Trane will use the study to identify facility improvements and Energy Conservation Measures (ECM) that may reduce the total cost of energy, reduce facility inefficiency and operational costs in the school district. This study will cost $6,800.

In other news, the school is planning to have a garage sale on June 14-15 of this year. “Stuff” that is no longer needed in the school will be sold such as chain link fencing, cabinets, tables, chairs etc. Items that are not sold will be scrapped.

It was also announced at the meeting that the Glenwood City track team was approved by the Dunn/St. Croix Conference and will be able to host their first meet next season.

In other business, the Board approved donations from Lake Magnor Store and Restaurant for $500 for the national DECA trip, an anonymous donation of $500 for the national DECA trip, $200 from Loggers/Barnboard for the music department and $200 from Todd and Tracey Petersen for the track team.

The Board also approved going forward with the application for a Title I school-wide plan.

The Board also approved the resignation of volleyball coach, Chelsea Culver who was coach last season, but is leaving the area to further her education.