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Sibley attends final school board meeting, board thanks for 20 months of service PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 June 2012 15:55

By Diane Stamm

The Wauneta Breeze


Wauneta-Palisade superintendent Dr. Stan Sibley attended his last school board meeting Monday night. Dr. Sibley will finish his duties for the school at the end of the month and Randy Geier will be taking over.

Dr. Sibley updated attendees concerning the rearrangement of classrooms between Wauneta and Palisade. Rooms have been cleaned out and everything is being stored for the time being. Some rooms are waiting for carpet installation set to begin next week.

The board thanked Sibely for his 20 months of service to the Wauneta-Palisade school district. They discussed revisions to the school handbook, including a no charge lunch policy, bus behavior and the weighting of high school grades.

Meal prices will be increasing for the 2012-2013 school year. While breakfast prices will remain the same, lunch prices will increase 15 cents for students and 25 cents for adults.

The board also approved an agreement with IEA to do an asbestos inspection. The school must have an inspection every three years. The last inspection was in 2009.

Approval was also given to sell the old bleachers from the Palisade gym, as well as surplus equipment such as old scoreboards.

Principal Troy Holmberg informed the board about the summer conditioning program to be run by new football coach Joseph Frecks. Mr. Holmberg said the school’s coaches sat down and discussed a program to be implemented. Work outs are set to start this week.

Mr. Holmberg also updated the staff on Impact testing, a tool to help prepare coaches to deal with athletes’ concussions.

Before going into executive session, Dr. Sibley talked about his past 20 months at Wauneta-Palisade schools and all that the board and staff has achieved as well as listing many things left to be accomplished. He credited the staff and school board for all that they have done.