Kraeger spoke to Elwood board on proposed ag barn

The Elwood Board of Education met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 8, 2019.

Those in attendance included board members Bill Brell, Kristy Diefenbaugh, Kelly Gydesen, Shelly Jorges, Jeff Moore, and Nick Niemeier along with superintendent Daren Hatch and principal Kyle Hemmerliing.  Visitors included Scott Weissert, Reed Kraeger, Luke Glenn, Jacob Sertich, Tobin Buchanan and Mark Lewis..

Ag Education teacher Reed Kraeger spoke to the board about the proposed ag barn. Kraeger was not looking for a barn to raise animals in, but rather a barn for visiting animals. PE teacher Luke Glenn spoke about new equipment in the weight room, the money raised was with a Lift-A-Thon and 45 students participating, and moving wrestling practices to the multi purpose room.  Jacob Sertich, Tobin Buchanan and Mark Lewis were in attendance to answer any questions the board might have.  

Scott Weissert addressed the board and reminded them that there is a local flooring company if help is needed in finishing the weight room flooring. 

Hatch shared with the board that there will be a public meeting sometime in May regarding the proposed building project.

The board approved the resolution authorizing the creation of the Elwood Educational Facilities Leasing Corporation and authorizing the District to enter into one or more lease purchase agreements with said Corporation in an aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $2,600,000, for the purpose of leasing certain educational facilities and equipment from the Corporation.

The board also approved the amendment to the architectural and engineering service agreement with Wilkins Architecture Design Planning, LLC as presented.  

At this time the board accepted the resignation of Bradi Schutz, effective at the end of the school year,

Teaching contracts of Shelby Farr and Nicole Salisbury were approved. 

The board approved the superintendent’s contract with a three percent raise.

Read the complete story in this week’s print edition of the Elwood Bulletin.

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