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USD 410 hears tentative schedule

Staff writer

USD 410 Superintendent Doug Huxman presented two possible schedules Monday for the 2009-10 school year at USD 410 Board of Education meeting. He emphasized there are nearly limitless options, and no decision had been made.

In one option, students would begin school Aug. 17. The first semester would end Dec. 22, and school would again begin Jan. 5. The last day of school would be May 27.

Teacher in-services would be Aug 12-14, Oct. 16, Jan. 4 and 18, March 12, and May 28. School would be out Sept. 7 for Labor Day, Nov. 25-27 for Thanksgiving, March 15-19 for spring break, and April 2 for Easter.

In the other option Huxman presented, school would begin Aug. 13. The first semester would end Dec. 18, and in-service days before school would be Aug. 10-12. The rest of the schedule would be the same as the first option.

Both options would have 182 days of school and eight staff development and in-service days.

In other business:

  • Demolition of the old facilities at the USD 410 and Tabor College athletic field began with the destruction of the press box.
  • Area Wide Irrigation, Inc., of Canada was awarded a bid for irrigation of the USD 410 and Tabor College athletic field. The company‚Äôs bid was $36,000. Gerber & Garnett Irrigation, Inc., of Wichita bid $41,000. The bids were for irrigating the grounds of the facility, but not the football field.
  • A proposal from Jantz Construction, Inc., of Tampa was approved to resurface a sidewalk to the front entrance of Hillsboro High School at a cost of $4,200. The surface is slicker than the board wanted. The company agreed to make a $2,500 donation to the district. The work could be done during spring break.
  • Hillsboro Middle School teacher Joyce Loewen, Hillsboro Elementary School teacher Keli Wray, and HHS custodian Kay Carlson resigned. Loewen and Carlson are retiring, and Wray is moving.
  • USD 410 withdrew from the Mid-Central Activities Association, along with Marion, Nickerson, Smokey Valley, Lyons, Hesston, Haven, and Halstead. HHS Principal Max Heinrichs said the schools goals for a new league are cutting travel time and time out of school. No decision was made about joining a league.
  • The board met in closed session to discuss personnel and negotiations. No action was taken when the meeting returned to open session.

Last modified March 11, 2009

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