Sheldon schools to talk about summer plans | New


SHELDON—Summer means project season for the Sheldon School District, whose board will be updated on several construction and maintenance items at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the college library.

Superintendent Cory Myer will update council members on the progress being made on the grass pitch at the high school as well as building renovations at the high school, East Elementary and Little Orabs Learning Center.

According to the board meeting agenda, earth, drainage and foundation work for the grass pitch is scheduled for June and July, followed by the installation of the grass pitch in August. The installation of the new dashboard is also in progress. The support beams are in place, while the dashboard itself will soon be erected.

Other work at the high school that Myer will discuss includes expanding the agricultural education hall and roof drainage work.

Two rooms in East Elementary’s third- and fourth-grade wing will also expand over the summer. The wall between guidance counselor Heather Craig’s bedroom and Andy Cooper’s resource room will be removed to make this combined space a full-size classroom.

Across the hall, a wall separating a storage closet and third grade teacher Lindsey Wittrock’s classroom will also be removed to create additional classroom space. Storage materials in this closet will be moved to another closet across from the boiler room.

At Little Orabs Learning Center, the general contractor and his subcontractors perform cosmetic work. Work remaining to be completed includes the installation of cabinets and counters in the kitchen and outdoor play area.

Other items on the school board’s agenda include:

  • Accepting the resignations of high school social studies teacher Isaiah Mader and East Elementary paraprofessional Jade Gonnerman; adjust Jacob Fox’s contract from assistant men’s wrestling coach at $4,186 to head women’s wrestling coach at $6,900 and Brice Montgomery’s contract to include Skills USA’s sponsor for the Industrial Technology Club at $1,150 $.
  • Offer the following contracts: Lissa Lane-Johnson as Summer Theater Director for $6,235; Brad Zeutenhorst as a driving instructor for $220 per student; Kassidy Walth as a third-grade teacher for $43,000; and Peter Carlson as the 2022 Summer Music Instructor for $3,900.
  • Approve teacher education clinical experience placement agreements with Morningside University in Sioux City and Buena Vista University in Storm Lake for the 2022-23 academic year. The board will also consider approving the college’s sports sharing agreement with St Patrick’s Catholic School.
  • Review and accept milk and bread offers for the 2022-23 academic year.
  • Fix sports ticket costs for the 2022-23 academic year. Superintendent Cory Myer recommends maintaining student activity ticket booklets at $30, adult books at $40 and individual admissions for students and adults at $6.
  • Consider a resolution to reimburse the activity fund for the purchase of safety equipment from the general fund. The amount to be transferred would be $5,000. The board will also consider approving a transfer of $5,000 from the management fund to the levy fund for physical facilities and equipment to cover a deductible for an insurance claim related to wind damage on the grounds. district ball.
  • Approve members of the 2022-23 teaching, leadership and compensation team.
  • Approve Stewart Cooper and John Oldenkamp as volunteer football coaches.

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