The Griswold Community School District’s Board of Education elected new officers during their meeting Monday evening. Superintendent Dana Kunze says Doug Lembke was elected President, while Scott Peterson was named Vice President. The newly re-elected board then went to work on the issues before them on their agenda. Kunze said that included moving ahead with the boiler replacement project at the Middle School/High School Building.
He says the next step is to have the design phase handled for the installation of a hot water boiler instead of the current, steam boiler. The same system will also help to control cooling during the summer, because of reheating valves that bring air up to temperature before it enters classroom and other spaces.
Kunze said the Board tabled action on the locker room and restroom remodeling projects until there are more solid numbers on how much the boiler system will cost. And, the board decided to hold-off on having structural spraying conducted on the track, but four-foot high galvanized fencing will be installed around the track.
The Board also approved a lease agreement with Massena Telephone for the construction of a cell phone tower on school grounds, but were unable to make a decision on snow removal bids because of a lack of interested bidders. He joked that if the Board doesn’t get any bids soon, they’ll need everyone to bring a scoop shovel with them to school.
In other business, the Griswold School Board received an update on the A-Y-P, or Annual Yearly Progress report, from Counselor Nancy Potter. She indicated the District’s ACT scores had trended upward over the last 5-years, and they’ve been some of the highest scores the district has had. He says that means the district is headed in the right direction when it comes to education.