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USD 112 goes green, saves on trash fees
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HOLYROOD —Central Plains USD 112 school district heard at its regular monthly meeting that Wilson school has cut its trash collection fee from one-half to one-third primarily by recycling.

The district has hired a firm out of Lincoln that will take away all of its recyclables. In addition, the city of Wilson has worked with the district on the fee.

"We’re getting paid for recycling," said Superintendent Steve Woolf. "It’s a good, green way to handle paper, and glass." The district receives a small reimbursement.

The schools in the southern part of the district recycle as well, but the staff and students separate the items into bins. These recyclables also get picked up, and the school receives no reimbursement. "It reduces waste," said Woolf. "It’s the right thing to do."

In other green news, the school will add a wind generator to CPHS - Claflin. It will be installed behind the score board at the field.

In other business, the board heard:

•The city of Claflin and the school are negotiating for the sale of Claflin Elementary School. The property at Lorraine will be transferred to the city of Lorraine, but will be available for pickup or dropoff of students.

•Behind CPHS- Claflin, a new building for vehicle storage has been built.

•The board approved a bus bid from Allied Bus Sales for $80,435 for a 2012 IC CE Integrated School Bus which was the low bid. Woolf will collects bid on another bus, which has engine problems, as well as the cost of replacing the engine. He thought the bus was nearing the end of its usefulness.

•Both Wilson and CPHS will have a Hall of Fame. Plaques will be given to recipients at half-time at the boys basketball game in 2012.

•The district heard an audit report from Adams, Brown Beran and Ball. "Overall, I was pleased with the report," Woolf said. He added that with consolidating two whole districts, he felt it was a great report.

•The rates for substitute pay were set at $90 per day.

•Woolf is working on a bullying plan of action. The district has a policy in place, but not a plan.