School Board works through full agenda

HURON — The Huron School Board of Education worked through a busy agenda at Monday’s meeting, where action was taken to move forward with the facilities construction projects, and talents were displayed through student presentations, among other business.
The board considered the construction projects, looking at more detailed reports by Koch Hazard Architects on the proposed work to be done throughout the district.
Business Manager Kelly Christopherson outlined the funding for various projects before the motion of the resolution to issue capital outlay certificates up to $6.6M, which will be finalized at a later date.
An intent to apply for grant funding with the focus of having an indoor house building project at the Vocational Building was moved to new business on the agenda, as part of the construction projects. This currently is not an exact estimate, as the board will know if the grant will be awarded by April 22, which can then allow for a set final amount for the capital outlay certificates.
“When we have a firmer number within a month or two, the board can set the exact number for what they want us to issue, depending on which of these projects we want to do,” Christopherson noted.
The contract to hire Koch Hazard also moved forward as the board agreed the work done previously by the architects has been reliable.
Two students that qualified for the National Speech and Debate Tournament, Jasmine Snow and Reese Uecker, entertained the board with presentations that displayed talent and uniqueness, as the two prepare to compete this June in Dallas, Texas, at the tournament.
Superintendent Terry Nebelsick extended many congratulations throughout the district. Activities director Terry Rotert thanked all that were involved with the State Class “B” girls’ basketball tournament, which took place last weekend at Huron Arena.
“I’d like everyone to be very in-tune with the weather for Wednesday and Thursday,” Nebelsick highlighted. “Right now there is a lot of unknown, if that forecast becomes more valid people need to be aware.”
The Huron girls’ and boys’ basketball teams are set to take off to Rapid City for the State “AA” tournaments before the weather changes, depending on the progress of forecasts.
In other business, School Board President David Wheeler designated board member committee assignments, while Huron Head Start faculty gave a report to the board about the teaching services and updates from the building.
The board will meet again at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 25, in the Instructional Planning Center at Huron Arena.

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