Wauneta-Palisade School board officers re-elected for new year
Election of officers finds President Jon Anderjaska, Vice President Bill Bischoff and Secretary Allison Sandman continuing in their roles as Wauneta-Palisade school board leaders.
Other annual action at Jan. eighth’s school board meeting designated continuation of Western States Bank as the official depository, Wauneta Breeze as the official publication and Perry Law Firm as the official legal counsel.
Linnette Kisker of Bentley & Kisker, PC, completed the annual audit report after spending a day at the school.
Forming a diverse committee
The board officially voted to establish a community committee to evaluate options for necessary building compliance. They find it essential to designate a diverse group of varied ages, both genders, varied interests, those with children currently in the school system and those without.
As discussed at the December board meeting, BD Construction from Kearney found the Palisade Attendance Center out of compliance in most areas regarding state standards. They’ve met with the board building committee to review areas of concern and options moving forward.
Anderjaska and Laurie Maris each commented on the helpful detail explained from the audit findings. BD Construction representatives have answered many board questions and plan to educate the committee with facts in order to make a plan. They’re definitely interested in educating rather than swaying toward any specific direction, according to the two board members.
Each board member will recommend potential committee members. Anyone wanting to serve should contact Superintendent Geier for consideration.
Go ahead given for gym floor estimates
Principal Joseph Frecks said he heard numerous complements concerning the new lighting installed at the Palisade gym. Joe Vrbas in the Palisade maintenance department was praised for a great job in cosmetic work after Pivot Electric recently completed the electrical project. Reports were shared of other schools where finished lighting projects aren’t aesthetically appealing.
The Palisade change emphasized the need for lighting improvements in the Wauneta gym as well. Board member Bill Bischoff said he has no doubt that implementing the LED lights will pay for itself with extensively improved efficiency.