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USD 431 meets
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HOISINGTON — The USD 431 School Board heard a good audit report given by Ken Beran and Meagan Wellbrock from Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball at its Monday night meeting. The board voted to accept the audit as presented for the 2009-10 year.

In other business, the board heard a presentation from Technology Education Instructor Tyrel Coker on the new industrial arts organization, called USA skills that the district joined last year.

"It is a great opportunity for students," said Coker.

The organization will allow the students to develop leadership qualities such as how to market themselves, visiting with other student and future employers, and community projects and a way to showcase talents. They will compete in an industrial arts competition in the spring.

The group will attend a conference in Columbus, Neb., and the board approved providing transportation and lodging. At that conference, the students will learn about all of the opportunities provided by USA Skills.

The organization helps meet leadership funding requirements. "The USA Skills organization met what we do at Hoisington," said Coker.

In addition, the school adopted a level of cleanness policy. The priority includes items that are key to the health of facilities such as using high filtration vacuums, no touch restroom cleaning and daily disinfection of desktops and other key contact points. The district has chosen to clean for health first and allow acceptable appearance levels to be considered a bonus.

The district will periodically review how they are utilizing custodians for non-cleaning tasks.

In final business, the board approved:

• USD 431 Education Foundation positions.

•A supplemental contract for Head Wrestling Coach, Dan Schmidt.

•Transportation to be provided for the FCCLA to attend a conference in St. Louis, Mo. The district will receive $350 from the Phillipsburg club for seven passengers.