School board approves summer projects
Withholds approval of scoreboard.
The south playground area of Dudley Elementary will get a face lift this summer to solve drainage problems.
District 20 school board members Monday night approved the spending of $4,066 to remove and replace a sidewalk and slope and landscape the ground between the sidewalk and playground.
The board also talked about a new football scoreboard but couldn’t decide whether to buy a 25-foot one for $16,940 or a 20-foot board for an estimated $15,000.
Members decided to discuss the issue at a future meeting.
Other summer projects approved are listed in an information box.
On another matter, the board accepted the resignation of Eric Manstedt, a social studies teacher and wrestling coach.
Manstedt plans to move out of state.
The board also extended contracts to 72 teachers on staff for the 2011-12 school year.
Renewal contracts were recommended by principals.
In other action, the board voted to accept the school’s Jump Start program for preschoolers who are incoming kindergartners.
The program, offered for the first time last year, teaches youngsters learning, social and play skills before they enter kindergarten.
The cost estimate is $13,690 for the program which will be July 13-Aug. 5, from 8-11 a.m. Two teachers and seven para educators teach the program.
In other business, the board:
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