Thanks to a record breaking Scholastic book fair, 200 new books were able to be purchased for the elementary school library. Principal Heath Olstad thanked Jill Eerdmans, Diane Hadoff, Nancy Byrne, Nancy Dahly, Denise Paulson, Charlene Mensink, Cheryl Schumacher, and Joanie Johnson for the time they spent running the book fair.
Kali Olstad from Smith & Schafer presented the audit report for 2016-17 at the November 28 Fillmore Central School Board meeting. She noted that there were no issues with the audit, and the process went smoothly. The board reviewed and approved the report.
The Veterans Day program went well on November 10. Sixth graders Aubrey Larson, Jersey Ristau, Zachary Krage, Kyra Arndt, Tori Raaen, and Kyle Daniels each wrote an essay and read it aloud at the event.
The One and Done Fundraiser was a success with students raising $10,866.71.
The board congratulated Amanda Vrieze for coming in first place in the spelling bee that was held on November 14, Olivia Sethre for coming in second, and Lilly Powell for taking third place.
Parent/teacher conferences took place on November 9 and were well attended, with 339 out of 356 students were represented at the conferences.
The board approved the hiring of Jessica Koenig as a SAC teacher assistant. They also approved the hiring of Kathleen Stafki and Rhonda Frisch as elementary special education paraprofessionals beginning on December 11. A resignation from Youth Enrichment Coordinator Heather Stockdale was accepted. A maternity leave for elementary teacher Kelly Duff was approved for the end of the year.
Haugerud Painting donated $360 worth of paint, and Scheevel & Sons donated a flag pole installation worth $756.25 to Fillmore Central. The family of Don Nagel donated $1,100, which will go towards the purchase of additional risers for the high school choir performances. The booster club donated $1,296.50 for weight room supplies, $500 for youth basketballs, $4,514.50 for football headsets, and $1,139.83 for wrestling singlets. Christ Lutheran Church donated $3,000 to be used for the playground and $200 for lunch assistance. The board thanked all of the donors for their generosity.
Thanks to the support of the booster club, the district has some options to upgrade the football field. The suggested changes include adding windows to the side of the press box, a new flag pole to replace the current one attached to the press box, and a new scoreboard. Quotes for the various projects will be presented at the December school board meeting.
The board approved the World’s Best Workforce annual review for 2016-17 and the program’s goals for 2017-18.
Four open enrollment requests were approved, three of which were for Kingsland students and one for a Mabel-Canton student.
A quote for the purchase of a new 10 passenger van from Nelson Auto was approved.
The next Fillmore Central School Board meeting will be held on December 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the elementary meeting room. The Truth In Taxation meeting with a public forum will take place after the regular meeting, at 6:01 p.m.