School Board Elects, End School Year June 6Issue Date: April 24, 2014
Lena--Election of officers, date for the end of the school year, oath of office, awarding various insurances and accepting bids were among items of business when the Lena School Board met Wednesday, April 16.
The oath of office was administered by Patricia Belongia to Lori Dufek who was again elected on April 1 as board president.
The Board then held election of officers. They are Dufek, president; Belongia, vice president; Charles Imig, clerk and Kristan Huberty, treasurer.
Insurances approved were health and dental with Wisconsin Education Association, vision with VSP, long and short term disability and life insurance with standard plan.
The Board approved that the last day of the school year will be on Friday, June 6.
Approved were bids for a van from Chrysler Group and paper from Contract Paper Group, Inc.
Following the second reading, new and amended Board polices were approved. They are Student Supervision and Welfare (Professional Staff); Weapons (Professional Staff); Student Supervision and Welfare (Support Staff); Weapons (Support Staff); Search and Seizure (Students); Weapons (Property); Emergency Preparedness (Operations); School Visitors (Relations) and Facility Security (Property).
In other business, reports were given by student representatives to the Board, John Wenzel and Brandon Heimke.
Wenzel reported the Every 15 Minute program was held and effected a lot of the students that played a part in the program. Very emotional and draining, but a very good program and pleased to be able to have at our school.
The Solo & Ensemble was held in Peshtigo and Marisa Slempkes is going on to State, on May 3.
Brando reported that the Electrathon is Friday, April 25, in Kaukauna. and some students will attend. Also the Lions Club Fish Fry had a nice turn out and a handful of students donated their time to help them out.
Ben Pytleski, high school and middle school principal, expressed appreciation to all who participated and helped with the Every 15 Minute program. It was also his first to see the program and was moved by it. He commented that it is very nice that the communities get this together and have this for the students.
He further reported that the Lena School greenhouse is getting things together for the spring selling of plants and other items for the gardens.
Also the prom is the weekend of April 26. Decorating will start Wednesday, April 23. Laurie Jensen and her student food group had a cake decorating contest with a very nice display.
Pytleski said nine students went to the State Forensics and that Reality days was held Monday, April 14, at Suring and the seniors attended learned how to budget money.
Concluding he reported the Senior Honors Banquet will be held Wednesday, May 21, at the Bavarian Inn in Lena.
David Honish, administrator and elementary principal reported the school district has received two grants. One is for touch screen and the other was the Monsanto Farm grant. Also superintendents went to the Marinette Marine Corp. in Marinette to see the opportunities available for students.
In other action, the Board:
* Was informed there are four students coming in under the open enrollment program and one student is leaving.
* Canceled their Monday, April 21, meeting.
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