2017-02-19 / News Briefs

NEWS Briefs

BOARD RETREAT – The Chesaning Union Schools Board of Education will hold its annual winter retreat on Saturday, March 18, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Riverfront Grille.

CAPTAINS CLUB – Chesaning High School Athletic Director Bobby Sager is working to build up the school’s Captains Club. The group is designed to help team captains build their leadership skills.

NEW BIDS – Chesaning Schools Building and Grounds Maintenance Director Brian Gross said the bids for the asphalt work at Big Rock Elementary School and the bus garage are due Feb. 28. These are the next projects in line for Chesaning school improvements.

STUDENT COUNT – On Feb. 13, Chesaning Union Schools Superintendent Mike McGough reported the spring student count was pretty close to the fall count. He said the school had a few more students than expected in the fall. And with the recent flu and cold outbreak there were a few absentees, but the school has 30 days to get an accurate student count.

RESIDENTIAL LOTS – Chesaning Union Schools has six residential lots to sell near Big Rock Elementary School. Since the school is on a dead-end street, another access was needed for improved traffic flow. The district purchased a large lot behind Big Rock in order to construct an access lane connecting to Liberty Street. As a result, the school district has six residential lots around Big Rock Elementary.

CAPA HEADING TO STATE – As the Tri- County Citizen goes to press, the Chesaning Association of Performing Arts (CAPA) has a team of students performing in a state competition for the third time in four years.

SOUNDING OFF – During the Feb. 13 meeting, the Chesaning Union Schools Board of Education listened as a parent, Amy Hakken, talked about a lack of funding for the Chesaning Association of Performing Arts (CAPA). Hakken asked the school district to cover a portion of the student hotel accommodations for the trips to state. She also called for investing money in new sound equipment for the auditorium. Board member Julie Keck said the auditorium had been redecorated but agreed that the equipment in the auditorium is still old. Trustee Charles Rolfe recommended they get the new equipment into the asset management plan. Superintendent Mike McGough said people have already been asking him what’s next. President Martin Maier assured Hakken that the school board wasn’t just interested in sports, adding the school facilities are “for all our kids”. Later in the meeting, building and grounds director Brian Gross told the board there were plans to install new equipment in the auditorium, but the construction budget was tight that year and the auditorium equipment was taken off the project list. The board agreed the auditorium equipment needs to be back on the list.

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