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School Board pushing further with the Capital Projects

By Kelsie Hoitomt

GLENWOOD CITY – The Glenwood City Board of Education met on Monday, May 20 for their regular board meeting where several items were discussed regarding the Capital Projects on behalf of the Buildings, Grounds and Transportation Committee.

A resolution regarding a leasing agreement for the purpose of procuring bleachers and a scoreboard was approved. According to the resolution, the School District of Glenwood City enters into a leasing agreement with Government Capital Corporation for the purpose of procuring bleachers and a scoreboard. That leasing agreement is designated by the school district as a “qualified tax exempt obligation” for the purposes of a specific section of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

The school district then designated the Superintendent as an authorized signer of the leasing agreement and the document was signed by President Charles Rasmussen and Clerk Lori Klinger.

A lease from Musco Lighting was also approved for the leasing of field lighting on a five year plan with a quoted price of $107,000 for delivery and installation.

Before any approval, a lengthy discussion was had about the scoreboard and whether or not to have an audio system included in that. The motion was eventually made by John Logghe and seconded by Jon Mrdutt to go ahead with the purchase of an audio system for the track and football field from Audio Architects, Inc. with a price to not exceed $25,000.

The scoreboard that was approved was from a proposal by Daktronics with a quote of $31,725. This is the same company that has the current scoreboards in the school district.

Also approved under the Capital Projects portion was the program/flyer that features donation and volunteerism opportunities. Included in the flyer as options are advertising opportunities, cash donations, a brick paver sale, an auction and a golf fundraiser. More information can be found on the flyer itself or by calling the high school.

Shane Strong and Kris Ohman shared a presentation to give further details about the auction. As of now the auction will be in September and it will be done online through Smith Sales. The school is looking for people to donate items such as farm equipment, household items, motor vehicles, campers, hunting trips or most anything except for household appliances.

Also through the work of the auction committee, there currently are three supporters who are willing to match dollar for dollar what is made from the donated items at the auction.

In other news, three students in Mrs. Theberge’s art class were recognized as Junior Duck Stamp award winners for their duck drawings. Charlie Rasmussen placed second with his drawing and Lane O’Meara and Mckayla Warner were honorable mention.

Lisa Kaiser was also recognized during the community comments section for her service on the school board. She was presented a certificate from Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) and given a bell from Rasmussen.

Also, Elementary Principal Jim Celt shared a reminder about Kindergarten graduation on Thursday, June 6 starting at 2:00 p.m.

In other business, the Board approved a change to the professional handbook and removed a teacher salary schedule that was out of date and just appeared as an example in the handbook.

There was an approval of an optional baseball practice on Monday, May 27 and a golf practice on Sunday, May 26.

Diana Sanders was hired as the summer painter and Shelley Doornink was hired as the summer grounds keeper with up to 20 hours of work to be put in each week with a maximum of 80 additional hours total between both positions at the discretion of the Superintendent as warranted due to summer construction projects.

Lastly, the FFA students were presented with a check for $500 from the Wilson Legion after they cleaned trash along the ditches on Highway 12 in Wilson. They cleaned over two miles and ended up with two large truck loads of trash. The check will be used for travel expenses to the State FFA Convention in June.