|School calendar back on agenda|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Friday, 12 October 2012 18:29|
By Diane Stamm
The Wauneta Breeze
The Wauneta-Palisade school board met Monday, Oct. 8, for its regular meeting.
The school calendar was once again the subject of discussion. The school will be hosting the District One-Act Play on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Students were not going to have school on Monday, Nov. 26, due to a planned professional development day for teachers. The board approved the change to the calendar to have school on the 26th and not on the 28th.
An early out was scheduled for Nov. 13 for parent teacher conferences. With many high school students attending a One-Act competition in Gothenburg the board elected to not have school for all students on that day, also.
Two separate transfers of funds were approved by the board.
Calling the Lunch Fund “not sustainable” the board approved a transfer from the General Fund.
The board then approved a transfer from the General Fund to the Depreciation Fund. Opened in 2007 with a $4,000 deposit, the Depreciation Fund since hasn’t had any activity, with the exception of drawing approximately $70 in interest. Superintendent Randy Geier, after visiting with other superintendents in the area, recommended adding four quarterly payments of $12,269, for a total of $49,076, to the fund as a “better way to prepare” for replacing “things that wear out.” Replacement of school equipment, such as buses, could come from the Depreciation Fund rather than the General Fund.
Approval was also given to begin implementing eMeetings. Rather than each board member receiving packet for each meeting, material would be available online. All minutes and other school related resources, such as school policies and Nebraska statutes, would be readily available and searchable. Startup would cost $1,500 and each year would cost $1,000. The item passed with a dissenting vote by John Jutten.
Principal Troy Holmberg updated board members on the recent Open Houses at both Attendance Centers and the professional development day held last week. He also reminded the board that there will be another profession development day Oct. 18 for teachers to work with the Write Tools program.
Geier reported that lights from the weight room will soon be moved to the Ag Shop. He also said faculty in Palisade have been pleased with the new heating and air conditioning units.
The units will be up and running in Wauneta soon. Pivot Electric was unable to finish work outside of the building on Saturday due to the weather. Power will be off at the school this Saturday as work outside is finished.
Geier also said plans are in place for handrails up the middle of the bleachers at the football field, work continues on a new school website and possibilities are being considered for weight room security.