Jason Boynton from Smith & Schafer presented the 2022-2023 audit report to the Fillmore Central School Board at their October 24 meeting. The district’s financial statements received an unmodified clean report. The average daily membership is currently at 586 students, a number that has been decreasing over the last 6-8 years.
The audit report was approved as presented.
The high school juniors and seniors are working on their Triple A and Excel applications as those are due soon. Many college reps have been visiting the school lately to talk to the upperclassmen. Monster Bash is currently going on and is raising funds for the fine arts program.
“As always, great participation, great opportunity for our students to fundraise their own accounts,” Superintendent Heath Olstad commented.
The football team and the volleyball team both made it to the section tournaments. The winter sports seasons for basketball and wrestling are getting ready to kick off.
There are several open positions in the One Block at a Time and SAC programs.
The winter coaches were reviewed. Brady O’Connor, Andy Todd, Chad Musel, Alex Lange and Will Nolan were approved as boys basketball coaches and Logan Corson and Haiden Gunderson as volunteer coaches.
Levi Olstad, Jason Schwarz, Kenzie Broadwater, Kerry Rindels and Pat Severson were approved as girls basketball coaches. Blaise Sass, Phil LaFleur and Joe Cullen were approved as the wrestling coaches and Joel Pfeffer, Erik Bengston and William Ferrie as the volunteer coaches. Jackie Whitacre was approved as the Drama and Speech coach.
The number of students who signed up for the dance team was too low to have a team this year so there was no need to hire a dance coach.
Felicity Lewandowski and Brenda Link were hired as part-time SAC lead teachers. A resignation from One Block at a Time employee Tanna Opseth was approved.
The board reviewed Minnesota State High School League or MSHSL Resolution A regarding a grant to offset student activity fees. The resolution was approved.
An open enrollment request was approved. The third quarter donations in the amount of $24,177.43 were accepted with gratitude.
Superintendent Olstad informed the board that he had received a call from Schwickert’s Roofing Company about the material that they had used on a sloped area of the roof during repairs last year.
Unfortunately, the material has been found to be defective and is malfunctioning at every seam. Thankfully, no leaks have been discovered yet due to the malfunctions. Schwickert’s is working with the manufacturer where they purchased the material and will replace it at no cost to the district.
The next regular Fillmore Central school board meeting was changed from November 28 to November 16 so the board can canvass the election results in a timely manner. The meeting will take place at 7 a.m. in the Harmony meeting room.