HOLYROOD — The USD 112 Board of Education met at its regular meeting on Monday night. The board is discussing the possibility of adding a steel building to use as the weight room, concession stand and restroom facilities.
The weight room is currently on a balcony in the gym. A committee, the Capital Improvement Committee, spoke of the dangers of the current weight room with the board last fall and some possible improvements.
A steel building would cost in the neighborhood of $250,000 and would be heated, but not air conditioned. The board decided they would like to know the options and costs of possible future expansion of the facility as a second gym. The CIC committee will get prices on both current and future costs.
The board approved a walk-in refrigerator at a cost of up to $10,000 for the elementary school, which would be paid for primarily out of the Food Service Fund. The board instructed Superintendent Steve Woolf to look at adding a subfloor with additional insulation.
This will give the food service more storage space for fresh vegetables, which can be purchased for a 20 percent discount in quantity.
The board approved a couple of days of flex time at $12 an hour this summer to allow teachers to make plans for the new Common Core requirements.
The board also approved an athletic cooperative agreement with Hoisington for baseball and softball. USD 112 pays for an assistant coach and $100 per player.
Woolf reported that they have been working with area law enforcement on crisis response.
In addition, the board heard:
•The district has decided to proceed with the McRel teacher assessment.
•Principal Jane Oeser reported there had been an influx of students after the Christmas break.
•Asst. Principal Rhi Becker is planning to take her business students to the SEED Center in Stafford.
•Drivers education will continue with Toby Holmes as the teacher.
•The current principals will be extended contracts.
•Jane Hoff, De Behnke Pam Attebury and Pat Stiles all are retiring. Woolf said Stiles plans to continue working for the district.