Lighting upgrade projects at various Clintonville Public School District facilities are nearly complete, as Building and Grounds Manager Steve Reinke reported to the School Board at their meeting on Monday, Dec. 13.
Reinke said the projects are over 80 percent completed and should be done by Christmas. He pointed out that a room like the middle school IMC is now illuminated at a power of 47 foot candles versus the previous 60 foot candles. The room will save 2,000 watts of power, which will translate to about $620 per year, according to Reinke.
The HVAC upgrades are also underway. Reinke said crews are working 10-hour shifts to complete the projects. He explained that new boilers, pumps and univents have been installed at Dellwood, and the project at that building is basically done except for software controls that will allow Reinke to adjust temperature settings at the building from a computer. Reinke said the system is up and running at a set temperature right now.
Reinke also said the old system at the middle school had a minor failure, but the malfunctioning part will be replaced as scheduled within the HVAC upgrades over the next three weeks.
Reinke said the projects are on schedule for completion within the original timeline.
A presentation was given by high school family and consumer science instructor Veronica Campbell, who spoke on the value of the FACS program and the success students are having in learning living skills and applying them to their daily lives.
High school Principal Lance Bagstad also gave a presentation to the board regarding course offerings for 2011-12. Bagstad said numerous classes have been modified to meet student needs, and some new classes will be offered as well.
Bagstad said students in grades 9-11 will talk about course offerings in their homeroom classes, and students will have an opportunity to choose their classes with advising from teachers and parents. He said parent involvement is very important, and letters have been mailed to parents to inform them of the class selection process. Bagstad also said the course book will be available for review online through the school’s website, and a parent signature will be required before a student can finalize their class selections. Students in eighth grade at Clintonville Middle School and St. Martin Lutheran School are also being included in the process, and Bagstad said special attention is given to those students, as they are making the jump from middle school to high school.
The board went on to applaud the efforts of instructor Karen Petermann, who worked successfully to earn a $700 Target Grant that will allow second graders to see Slim Goodbody’s “Bodyology” at the Meyer Theater in Green Bay on March 11, 2011.
In other business, the board approved the following:
• Extra-curricular resignations of Al Selmer (freshmen football) and Jackie Hill (freshman volleyball-pending a suitable replacement, per Article IX of Master Agreement);
• ESP hour modification for Lisa McRann, adding hour per day; she will now work 17 hours per week;
• Youth options request of a student to take a CNA course at FVTC Clintonville; and
• 2011-12 budget timeline as presented by Business Manager Jenny Goldschmidt.
The next regular meeting of the School Board will be held on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the middle school IMC.