Teutopolis School Board Considers Improvements, Buys Bus


Published on October 22 2013 4:27 pm
Last Updated on October 22 2013 4:27 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The Teutopolis school board reviewed improvements to district buildings and grounds at Monday's meeting.

The Board agreed to apply for a State Energy Efficiency Grant that would help pay for replacing the junior high school roof.  It was decided, though, to table a request to apply for a State Maintenance Grant.  Work being considered for revenue from that grant includes paving work behind the high school building and paving work at the grade school building, as well as asbestos removal in the high school Assembly of lowering the ceiling and replacing the light fixtures in that room.  Other work could include replacing windows around the high school gym and necessary roof repairs; the District is waiting on a roof report from Garland Roofing to be considered at the Board's November meeting.

Also Monday, the Board accepted a resignation from Lora Repking as a cook at the junior high school; hired Paul Niebrugge as assistant junior high boys basketball coach; approved Kelly Stortzum as a volunteer junior high boys basketball coach; and authorized the Administration to fill the vacant cook's position pending final approval by the Board at their November meeting.

The Board purchased a school bus for $72,093, which includes the trade-in of the oldest bus in the district fleet.  Also, early graduation requests from Paige Niemeyer and Dakota Hoene were approved; an overnight trip for the high school baseball team was approved with funding coming from the team's activity account; and Marty Siemer and Jim Buhnerkempe were appointed the Board's delegate and alternate to the State School Board Convention in November.