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By Amber Hayden
GLENWOOD CITY— The Glenwood City Board of Education met on Monday evening, August 5, and discussed in length the possibilities of a new baseball field and greenhouse for the school.
With a rough amount of one million dollars sitting in Fund 46, the board was approached by superintendent Tim Johnson during the committee meeting about what it could be spent on.
“With the baseball field, we would have to tear down what is here and build up a new field,” Johnson explained.
Each member of the board was given the opportunity to weigh-in on what should be done with the funds, with it resulting in favor of the two projects moving forward, if it was done cautiously.
“Any improvement is a good thing,” said board member Steve Davis. “But getting estimates would be a good first step.”
Johnson gave a rough estimate of $400,000 for the price of the new field, with a ground breaking in the spring.
The baseball field was used only two times during the 2019 season due to constant flooding between rain and snow melting.
Middle/High school principal, Patrick Gretzlock, also updated the board on candidates for the open Business/Marketing class teaching position.
“We did not move forward with the first applicant as we felt they were not a right fit for our school,” stated Gretzlock.
But he did give a tour to a candidate on August 2, stating she would be the right person for the job, providing it was the right fit for her as well.
The Glenwood City high school could face not having a Business/Marketing class for the 2019-20 school year, but before that would happen all resources would have to be explored.
“We could have an intern from UW-Stout take the position,” said Gretzlock. “They would have Betsy Haltinner as their mentor, but they are independent and fly solo when teaching students.”
With the budget hearing and annual meeting approaching, August 19, Mr. Johnson believes the school will see a decrease in the mill rate and the levy.
During the meeting the Board of Education:
• Approved the resignation of route driver Mick Rosenow.
• Approved the resignation of route driver Joe Berends.
• Approved the hiring of Ronald Cormican as a route driver.
• Approved Rochelle (Shelly) Nelson as custodian.
• Approved Rachael Nied as Middle School Student Council Advisor.
• Approved a volleyball practice on Monday, September 2.
• Approved Jacob Maes as assistant volleyball coach.
• Approved Will Rosenow as volunteer cross country coach.
The Board of Education will meet again on August 19 with the budget hearing at 6:30 p.m. and the annual meeting at 7:00 p.m.