No development on I-S tennis courts
By Jane Myhra
Ways to improve safety on Division Street were discussed by the Iola-Scandinavia School Board at its Sept. 14 meeting.
With the opening of a second access road, the school is receiving complaints of student drivers speeding out of the high school parking lot.
“There is a lot of traffic crossing Division and Main,” said Board President Kristen Hoyord. “We may need to put safety control at that corner.”
District Administrator David Dyb said the Waupaca County Highway Department has plans to survey daily traffic on the access road. Meanwhile, Dyb will contact the Iola Police Department about placing a sign at the crossing.
The board members discussed the WIAA now allowing home-based educated students to participate in sports. These students need to meet the same requirements of enrolled students.
Only students registered as home schooled would be eligible. According to Dyb, the I-S School District has one state-registered home-schooled family.
The board will discuss the issue at its next meeting.
Dyb reported there is no update on the tennis courts, because no tennis group representative attended the Buildings and Grounds Committee meeting, as requested.
“The group is developing plans and a timeline, which will need to be approved by the board,” Dyb said.
The board approved the purchase of a used lawn tractor for $4,500. The John Deere GX354, which the school district has been borrowing, is four years old with 600 hours on it.
Money for the purchase will be transferred from the remodeling fund to the equipment account.
Teacher Travis Bassette said there is one remodeling project that still needs to be done. He asked that the board consider prioritizing the expansion of a middle school classroom.
High/Middle School Principal Sara Anderson suggested the space could be expanded by taking down walls and adding a portable wall.
The board agreed that the room expansion will be considered a priority for a summer project in 2016.
The board accepted the resignation of Ryan Boeshaar, high school track and field coach.
It was noted that Amanda Brown has resigned as CESA early childhood educational assistant. Hollee Netys will assume the position from 8-11 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.