Total cost estimated at $52,000By Jane Myhra
The Iola-Scandinavia School Board approved fundraising for new band uniforms at its Jan. 11 meeting.
“New uniforms would be beneficial to the program,” said Jacob Martin, instrumental music instructor.
According to Martin, the current uniforms are at least 30 years old, faded and sizes are missing.
“The new ones will not be wool, and they will be washable,” he said.
The estimated cost is about $350 per uniform, or $52,000 for the entire band.
The board agreed to form a Uniform Drive Account, as an ongoing fundraiser.
A policy establishing a Consent Agenda was approved and moved to a second reading.
According to District Administrator David Dyb, using a Consent Agenda will “expedite” the meeting process by including non-controversial topics to be approved under a single motion.
Board members requested that public comments and the Star Awards be placed on the board agenda prior to the Consent Agenda.
The I-S School District has been informed it will receive up to $5,000 in TEACH Grant funds, which may be used to purchase equipment for the Erving Network. According to Dyb, there are more grants available, which could provide up to $7,500 to purchase the remaining equipment.
The board considered replacement or repair of the school sign, which was damaged in a wind storm. Insurance will pay $2,500 now and $2,500 later.
The board discussed the memorandum of understanding agreement with the I-S Tennis Association. There were concerns about the timeline and liability associated with construction.
Board members requested that a meeting be arranged with representatives of the ISTA.