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School board gears up for summer projects

Improvements total $34,405.

District 20 is gearing up to complete $34,405 worth of improvements this summer.

And more could be on the way.

At a noon meeting Monday, school board members gave the okay to repair and replace items in the district (see box).

Completed projects in 2010-11 included the purchase of a route bus, $79,180 and a wheelchair-accessible microbus, $54,883 which total $134,063.

Superintendent Mike Teahon said more information is needed on the use of and development of land southeast of the school given by an anonymous donor, and fencing of the area.

In addition to expansion of the school cafeteria, other issues the board discussed during a retreat Monday afternoon included south elementary playground drainage issues, the installation of air conditioning in a server room and the purchase of a new football scoreboard.

In other action, the board offered 11-month contracts to senior high principal Randy Evans, junior high principal and curriculum director Ryan Groene, Dudley Elementary principal and special education director Teresa Messersmith, Dudley Elementary principal Jim Widdifield and activities director Seth Ryker.

Salaries are yet to be determined.

On another matter, board members approved contracts with Educational Service Unit 10 for yearly special education services.

They include:

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