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New classrooms ready for first day in Brady

School board discusses addition, enrollment expectations, more

With school slated to start Thursday, the Brady school board met Monday night to ensure that everything, including the new building addition, is ready for students.

The new science and distance-learning rooms are nearly complete. The project is far enough along that classes are scheduled in the new space until work is done.

In her report, principal Dana Reinke announced that expected enrollment for the first day of school is 207 students and that the number will likely fluctuate until school starts. The district ended last year with 197 students.

Reinke also spoke about a technology boot camp hosted by the school last week. All but 18 students attended.

There is a make-up session Wednesday (tonight). She said students will need to complete the workshop Wednesday or during a different time before taking their school-issued tablets home.

A number of policy additions were discussed but action will be delayed until next month when all members have the same documents. Items discussed included additions to the concussion and smoke-free campus policies.

In other business, the board:

approved an inter-local agreement between the village and the school district dealing with shared facilities.

agreed to pay for a distance-learning program.

voted to pay $700 for membership in the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association.

transferred the following funds—$5,000 to refund teachers’ insurance deductibles and $50,000 to the depreciation fund that could purchase a new vehicles or take care of some issues on school grounds.

appointed Reinke as the school attendance officer.

decided to meet for a budget workshop Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The budget hearing will be before September’s regularly scheduled meeting.

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