The Fillmore Central School Board met on October 27 at 6:30 p.m. Superintendent Heath Olstad gave a report for the elementary and high school buildings. The end of the first quarter is on November 6 and parent-teacher conferences for grades K-6 will be held virtually on November 12. Six additional early dismissals have been added to the school calendar to give the teachers extra time for teaching preparation due to the demands of juggling distance and in-person learning. “Overall the kids are doing a great job with the masks,” Olstad said about the elementary students. “A few reminders here or there, but that’s to be expected.” This year, tech devices such as iPads and Chromebooks are one-to-one so each student from K-12 has a device that they can take home in case of distance learning.
The trophy kiosk project is ongoing at the elementary and high school buildings along with the installation of wraps from Kelly Printing. The wrap at the Preston building is done and can be seen when entering through the door by the district office.
Erin Gossman was hired to work in the One Block at at Time childcare center. Madison Bakken and Jodie Wagner were hired as special education paraprofessionals and Cory Spratte as the Director of Maintenance. The coaches for the winter sports season were approved and included Brady O’Connor, John O’Connor, Chad Musel, Andy Todd, Aaron Janssen, Levi Olstad, Jason Schwarz, Kenzie Broadwater, Steve Lindstrom, Devan Iddings, Joe Cullen, Blaise Sass, Monte Holm, Elisha Himli, Vicki Musel, Ashley Himli, and Jackie Whitacre. Olstad noted that all coaching positions have been filled.
The board approved upgrades to the school’s video intercom systems from Custom Alarm. The systems are currently being used on several doors at the elementary and the high school so that the person ringing can be viewed before being buzzed into the school as a security feature, but the screens no longer work well and they need to be upgraded.
The 2020-2021 teacher seniority list was approved after being reviewed by the teachers.
Third quarter donations come to a total of $12,251.00. The board accepted the donations and recognized the donors’ generosity.
A transfer of $1,925 from the Milk Assistance Fund to the Milk Break Revenue Account was approved.
The official ballot for the school board candidates, which will be used in the November 3, 2020, election was approved. The board is required to set a canvassing date for 3-10 days after the election to approve the election results. As there are unique circumstances and hurdles with the elections this year due to COVID-19, they were advised to wait until the tenth day for the canvassing. The special meeting was set for November 13 at 7 a.m. at the Preston meeting room.
The next regular Fillmore Central School Board meeting will be held November 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the high school.