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GLENWOOD CITY — At Monday night’s meeting, High School/Middle School Principal Patrick Gretzlock debuted the new time and class schedule for students.
For the upcoming 2015-16 school year, the bell will now ring to begin period one at 8:20 a.m. and the final period will end at 3:30 p.m.
[emember_protectd] This change was in part made to implement more educational or “compass” time for the students during the school day; Middle School’s will be prior to lunch and High School later in the afternoon.
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays students will have seven periods and on Tuesdays and Thursdays they will have six, which makes time for a homeroom period to be put into those two days from 1:20-1:45 p.m.
The lack of a study hall is forcing students to go outside of their comfort zone and enroll into the different electives available.
Gretzlock has had in depth dialog with all the staff members and the vibe seems positive going into the new school year.
He stated that each student has their schedule created already starting with the seniors and down to the freshman.
In other news, the Board gave their official farewell to Mike Mounce. He has been a crucial part to the District with 43 years served.
The Board wished to express their gratitude and will greatly miss his dedicated service in the Transportation Department.
The Board also expressed great appreciation for the Glenwood City community. Recently volunteers have come forward to once again help with projects on the school grounds, which included the new playground.
In terms of Buildings and Grounds, the Board approved to make a vehicle purchase for a new Driver’s Ed car, which is a Ford Fusion Hybrid from River Valley Ford for $19,964.
The Board also approved the purchase of a John Deere Gator for $13,893.
The Board then approved the purchase of two score boards; one for the baseball field worth $12,095 and one for the softball field for $10,695.
Lastly, the Board approved purchasing a floor scrubber at $14,500.
A list of Long Term Capital Projects were approved by the Board as well which has outside stair well replacement listed as an item to complete in 2015-16.
In 2016-17, the goal is to have the parking lot repaved as well as flooring replaced and then safety and energy efficiency upgrades done.
And one of the final and more significant approvals by the Board was the creation of Fund 46.
This is now the Capital Improvement Projects Fund and it has been created “to provide for the funding of capital improvement projects, which are included on the approved Ten-Year Capital Improvement Plan.
The Fund 46 will not be used until after five years after the date of this resolution and it will only be used for purposes, which are part of the board approved ten-year capital improvement plan.
A further description of this resolution can be found on the school’s website under School Board and Board Docs. [/emember_protectd]