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Thursday, 16 August 2012 12:45

By Diane Stamm

The Wauneta Breeze


The Wauneta-Palisade school board crossed a big item off its to-do list Monday night when it approved the order of air conditioning and heating units for the Wauneta and Palisade Attendance Centers.

While it approved the order of the units, the school board will hold a special meeting on Monday to review and approve electrical bids.


Personnel Report

Superintendent Randy Geier updated the school board on the hiring of Nicki Sramek as head cook and the hiring of seven people to fill various positions around the school, including at least four para positions.

The school is still accepting applications for a school nurse for this year.


Discussion Items

After much discussion in the past several meetings about the new lunch guidelines, Geier informed the board on the plan for the upcoming school year. Students will go through line and receive their meal. Those choosing seconds may go back. They will be charged a token fee that will allow the school to keep track of how many extra helpings were taken, students will not actually be charged. The salad bar will remain unchanged. Fifth through 12th graders will receive the same options.

The board again emphasized putting a quality meal in front of students and not letting anyone go hungry are priorities.

Afternoon snacks will be available for elementary students. Pre-kindergarten classes have a morning snack.

Geier brought up the suggestion he had received concerning fan transportation to away games and activities. The board is interested in providing a bus as long as costs can be covered.

People interested in traveling to Minatare August 31 for volleyball and football games can contact the school for more information. Cost of the trip is $20 and a minimum of 20 people would need to sign up ahead of time to make the 362 mile trip feasible. The board would be open to future trips and the cost would vary based on the distance.


Staff Reports

Principal Troy Holmberg’s report wrapped up the meeting. Holmberg updated the staff on the progress in the weight room. One more load of equipment is expected to be delivered this week.

Holmberg also told the board the Rule 10 has passed and six graders will be allowed to participate in junior high sports at schools where there are only 12 students of a gender in the junior high. Each school district may now make the decision to allow sixth graders to compete without the approval of the NSAA.