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Schools face unexpected budgetary challenge

Staff writer

Tiny vandals are posing budgetary problems for sports at Hillsboro schools.

“Somewhere along the line, the pole vault mat has been attacked by mice,” Superintendent Max Heinrichs said.

How to replace the mat while also making other scheduled purchases may be a problem.

“Some of these things we don’t have to buy on the initial schedule that we had,” Heinrichs said. “I think our hurdles will last a long time. It’s some of these mats that are a safety issue that we might have to (buy).”

Heinrichs said he talked to Tabor College, which shares the athletic field, but had not yet arrived at a solution.

“Our pit is nice,” Heinrichs said. “It’s something that if it is chewed up, I want it fixed.”

In other business, after spending over an hour in executive session, the board voted unanimously to extend Heinrich’s contract until June of 2019.

Heinrichs thanked the board.

“I think Hillsboro schools have a long tenure of excellence, and I think part of that is the school board.”

Last modified Jan. 12, 2017