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Drive to stadium will cost $150,000

A concrete drive to the USD 410/Tabor College athletic facility will cost $154,700.

Tabor College wants to split the cost with the school district, Interim Superintendent Doug Huxman said at a school board meeting Monday night

Business manager Jerry Hinerman expects about $50,000 to be left of the $100,000 contingency fund for stadium construction. This could be applied to the project.

The district can’t spend bond money on the road without receiving an ownership stake, Hinerman said. The college doesn’t want to survey and re-title the road, which will be a private drive with curb and gutter.

The district will use capital outlay funds for the project and receive an easement to the road.

Office move delayed

Moving the district office will have to wait, Midway Motors general manager Danny Flynn said.

The district purchased the dealership’s building and will take ownership in September.

But Midway Motors’ plans to build a new building were put on hold by General Motors’ bankruptcy.

“If GM gave me approval, I could turn dirt tomorrow,” he said.

The company needs to exercise its lease option to remain in the building until it can move. Midway originally planned to move June 30.

“I can’t honestly tell you when you can pick up the keys,” Flynn said.

Huxman recommended renegotiating for a longer term lease.

“Our intent wasn’t to be a landlord,” board of education president Rod Koons said.

In other business:

  • Incoming Superintendent Steve Noble attended the meeting. He will start work July 1.
  • The board congratulated Anita Boese, Debbie Dick, Stuart Holmes, and Rita Loewen for 25 years as educators. Board members thanked retiring employees Boese, Kay Carlson, Judy Hiebert, Joyce Loewen, and Dora Unruh.
  • Koons thanked Huxman for his two years as interim superintendent.
  • The board met behind closed doors with Huxman, Noble, and transportation and maintenance director Keith Goossen for 37 minutes to discuss personnel.
  • The district will purchase a Hustler 4000 mower with a 72-inch mowing deck and snow broom for $34,208 from Hale’s Sales and Service of Sedgwick.
  • The board is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy in district two. Brent Barkman is leaving the board after eight years.
  • Board members voted to amend the 2008-09 budget. Three funds were over budget and amended: at-risk 4-year-olds, food service, and vocational education.
  • High school secretary Donna Dalke will work part-time in 2009-10.
  • Elementary school lunchroom assistant and library aide Vicki Huxman will take a full-time position as middle school and high school custodian.
  • Middle school and high school kitchen assistants Linda Ewert and Dora Unruh and bus driver Rob McMinn resigned.
  • Elementary school kitchen assistant Tracy Breeze, preschool teacher Renee Lambert, custodian Betty Medley, catch-up corral aide Lois Shope, and high school secretary Carolyn Brazil received new contracts for 2009-10.
  • Goossen, Hinerman, Communities in Schools Director Linda Ogden, and computer technician Jason Henry received new contracts.
  • Athletic Director Robert Rempel will teach eighth grade keyboarding in 2009-10.

Last modified June 11, 2009

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