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USD 411 votes to repair track

Staff writer

Goessel board of education voted to spend $3,500 to repair portions of the school’s track Monday at its June Meeting.

Superintendent John Fast said the cost with cover filling cracks and high traffic areas near the start and finish lines, as well as on jumping pad runways.

The board also voted to scale back the scope of the high school’s northwest entryway by pulling it out of the bond project.

“The architect originally designed it to be a much larger area,” Fast said. “We scaled down the project and redirected the money.”

A $9,935 bid from Dirksen Construction was accepted for the smaller project.

The board also accepted a $400 donation that Fast said will be divided up in four equal portions among the first grade and second grades as well as the art and music departments.

In other business:

  • A $14,000 bid from Two Trees computer systems was approved for a new computer lab at the elementary school. The bid also included 10 Chromebooks for junior high students.
  • Community members discussed the importance of the after-school program and ways to make it more effective during a public forum. Fast said the group wanted to look at a change in price structure. He said community member Susie Shipp suggested donations of snacks and materials could be helpful.
  • The board honored Randolph Schmidt for his 20 years of driving for USD 411.
  • The board accepted Curtis Guhr’s resignation as freshman class sponsor and approved Sherri Sells as his replacement. Sells will also handle the musical. Gretchen Shrag was approved as a cheerleading sponsor, Patrick Loganbil will be the junior high head volleyball coach, Kacie McGee will be junior class sponsor, Donna O’Neill will direct the high school play, and Fast said all other supplemental positions will be left as is.
  • The board approved Kinder Haus preschool’s three morning a week contract at $200.

Last modified June 17, 2015

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