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End of the month board meeting at GCHS

By Kelsie Hoitomt

GLENWOOD CITY — It was a short and to the point school board meeting for the Glenwood City board members on Monday, June 24 with a few items approved and discussion updates.

 The two big items approved by the Board (minus Judy Achterhof who was absent) regarded the capital projects. The Board approved a $4,800 bid by Bill King for the painting of the bus barn roof, which will be white.

Also approved was the location of the pavers, which will be around the perimeter of the pavilion that is currently in the process of being built. Also approved was the placement of honorary service member pavers that will go around the flag pole.

And lastly approved while on the subject was the flag pole location, which will be near the north end of the track/football field that is in progress.

A general update was also given about the capital projects by Superintendent Tim Emholtz. He shared that roughly 2,500 cubic yards of fill for the crown of football field was brought in. Footings were poured for the bleacher pads. The preparation for the cement slabs of the pavilion has begun as well as posts being placed. A group of volunteers finished the underground piping from the light poles on the northeast side to the future, potential baseball lights. And inside the building, the science lab floors were recently poured.

Students in the summer construction class are busy learning during this capital projects process as well. They were able to see first hand various electrical and wiring jobs as well as how insulation is placed around piping before cement is poured. These students are in the process of building picnic tables as well.

In other news, an update was given about the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. As of now the SRTS funding grant application is being put together by Cedar Corp of Menomonie. The data/surveys have been forwarded to them for inclusion upon the school’s request for federal funding through the Wisconsin DOT.

In other business, the consent agenda was approved with the following items; minutes from the June 10, 2013 board and committee meetings, May 2013 accounts payable, April 2013 financial statement, final reading of new policy #823.2 Records Retention, 66:0301 Agreement with St. Croix Central School District for occupational therapy services and budget transfers.

Lastly approved in executive session were summer student workers, an English intern, a teacher resignation and a resignation of the library media specialist .