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HHS to require additional Nutrition and Wellness class for graduation
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HOISINGTON — The Hoisington School Board has added a new one-half credit requirement for students graduating in 2014. The class will be Nutrition and Wellness.

Since the school moved to an eight period day, "the Freshman Nutrition and Wellness is an important class," said Superintendent Bill Lowry. The addition of the class will up the required classes to 17.5.

Lowry said that it is good to help the students because society and kids have changed.

Three sections of the class were taught this year. This decision will allow the students 6.5 elective credits with a total of 32 available.

In other business, the board approved USD 112 moving its special ed to Salina.

The board will have a personnel meeting on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. The principals will review their staff, and the superintendent will review administrative and district staff. The athletic direct will review all coaching staff. This is for non-elected personnel.

The board approved appointing Troy Bressler as the school representative to the Recreation Commission Board. He was the only candidate that applied.

The Families and Consumer Sciences class reported on their trip to St. Louis for a conference. Over 3,000 students from across the country attended. The students did have some time for sightseeing, and saw the arch and some museums.

The conference encouraged to the students to perform community service.

In final business, the school accepted Lyndsay Kruckenberg’s resignation as pres-school aide.