The Colo-NESCO board of education recently approved a plan for students to make up missed days due to inclement weather thus far this school year. Students will now attend classes on Friday, March 8; Monday through Wednesday, March 18-20; Friday, April 19; and Monday through Thursday, June 3-6.
The board decided that if any other cancellations were necessary, the district will not make up any additional days past the date of June 7. On Monday of this week, another day was missed, which brought the total number of missed days for the district to nine so far this year, and pushed the district to Thursday, June 6, as a final day for classes.
Superintendent Jim Walker said that if there is one more missed day, June 7 will come into play, and that will be the end of the year. Walker said that the district has made sure, that with the present plan, the students will get in the mandated 1,080 hours, as required by the state for a school year.
The board also heard a proposal from Athletic Director Travis Owens on potentially charging $2 admission to adults at junior high athletic events. There would be no charge for students. Owens shared that several conference schools have already implemented this charge. The board expects to decide on this proposal during the March meeting after Owens provides additional information.
In other news, the board approved sharing agreements with Nevada for Transportation Director, School Improvement Director and Librarian, and with Collins-Maxwell for Business Manager and Human Resources Staff person. The board also approved the early retirements of Vickie Wilson, Wayne Cafferty, JoAnn Byrd and Joy Lee.
Superintendent Jim Walker mentioned that projections show an increase in enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year. Walker also told the board that the district’s auction has thus far made $2,400 in proceeds, while recently installed lighting has saved the district $9,532 through rebates from Alliant Energy.
The next board meeting will be held in McCallsburg at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18.
Editor Marlys Barker contributed to this story.