Officers sworn in at Glenwood City school board meeting

By Kelsie Hoitomt

GLENWOOD CITY — John Logghe, Lori Klinger and newcomer, Charlotte Obermueller-Heimer were officially sworn in to the Glenwood City Board of Education at Monday night’s meeting on April 22.

Also nominated and re-elected was Doctor Charles Rasmussen as President, Judy Achterhof as Vice President, Lori Klinger as Clerk and John Logghe as Treasurer.

In other news, Middle/High School Principal, Tim Johnson shared in his report that there will be a Mock Accident on May 1 at 1:00 p.m. This will involve the local police, EMT’s, firefighters, a LifeLine helicopter and all other services needed during a traffic accident. Students will participate as actors and one will be taken into the helicopter as well. After the mock accident, there will be a gathering in the high school gymnasium for students to listen to a variety of different speakers.

Johnson also said that for the first time, there will be a middle school talent show this Friday, April 26 at 12:30 p.m. in the middle school/elementary gymnasium. The student council has come up with this idea and several students wanted to showcase their talents, which resulted in a show open to the public.

Also shared, by Superintendent Tim Emholtz, was that the donation and volunteerism process for the projects and football ready field has been going very well and there has already been a significant list of volunteers willing to help.

Along with the school projects, the Board approved the asbestos abatement  bid from the Air Tech Environmental Service company for $12,565. The company will be removing the remaining asbestos in the school, which is in the wrestling room, in the science labs and between the rooms, in the Spanish room and possibly the Family and Consumer Science room.

In other business, the Board approved the reduction of the Library Media Specialist position from .65 FTE to .25 FTE for the 2013-14 school year as a result of the Turtle Lake School District not extending the 66:0301 Agreement on these services.

The Board also preliminarily approved the S.T.E.P Program (Senior Tax Exchange Program), which will allow senior citizens in the community, 65 and older to volunteer their time in the school district for a certain amount of hours for a set pay. More specifics will be determined before the start of the 2013-14 school year when the program is set to begin.

The Board also approved the resignations of an assistant football coach and a bus driver.

The Board also approved a voluntary track practice on Sunday, May 19.