No New Sports To Be Added At CCR-1
By Mike Scott
Clark County student athletes will not get the opportunity to compete in any new sports offerings, such as volleyball or baseball.
At the Thursday night, November 13, meeting of the school board, the members were told it would cost approximately $16,234 to start a competitive volleyball program, and about $8100 per year thereafter. Costs for baseball would be similar. The board gathered start-up costs following another request from baseball supporters and student survey’s indicating that students wanted addition sports opportunities.
“If you look at the other needs out there, you see a lot of other places we can better spend our money,” board member Miles Cameron said.
“If our priority is education, you have to look at education first and then look at what else you can afford,” board member Carmen Arnold.
The board agreed not to go forward with any new sport offerings at this time.
The board listened to a proposal from Jennifer Kauth, a Black Hawk Elementary School parent. Kauth is concerned about the parking situation at Black Hawk, and presented the board with several ideas to add additional parking and improve the traffic flow around the building before and after school. Ideas ranged from adding parking in front to adding a street to the rear of the school for parents to drop students.
“Julie (Elementary Principal Julie Brotherton) and I have looked at all kinds of options,” said CCR-1 Superintendent Ritchie Kracht. “Extending a road around the back would cost a big chunk of money.” The board agreed that it will look into various solutions to the traffic problem.
The board reviewed bids for intercom systems for both elementary school buildings. “Safety is the reason we need these,” Kracht said. “It’s something that we should have had a long time ago.”
The board accepted bids from United Systems of Quincy to install intercom systems, including a telephone in each classroom and an improved school bell system. The costs will be $14,757 for Running Fox and $25,387 for Black Hawk. The projects will be funded by money from the closed Wyaconda school.
The board also agreed to a bid from United Systems in the amount of $3732 to upgrade the sound system in the Middle School gym.
The board accepted bids for the sale of the old high school building in Wyaconda, as well as for other items from the school.
The winning bidders were: --Building-Daniel Webster, $3500 --Band Saw-Roy Boatman, $100 --Table Saw-Clifford Knupp, $150 --Drill Press-, David Sewell, $151 --Radial Arm Saw-Clifford Knupp, $40 --Stove-Clifford Knupp, $55
In other business the board: --Heard a report that average daily attendance is 57.85 better than last year.
--Discussed a proposed Tri-Rivers Conference basketball tournament in 2010-2011,
--Heard Library/Media Center and Early Education program reports. The board noted that the librarians all do an excellent job. --Accepted a snow removal bid from Stephen Dietrick for $50 per hour.
--Board members Bill Schutte, Brad Sprague and Mark Plenge will interview architects to review the district’s facilities .
--Agreed to move board meetings to 6:00PM for December thru March.