Plethora of items on school board agenda
The Wayne Community Schools Board of Education dealt with a wide ranges of subjects during a nearly three-hour meeting on Monday.
Topics including athletic training services, the Early Learning Center, the last day of school and several policy readings were on Monday's agenda.
Board members approved the second reading of a proposal involving Unified Sports-Bowling for Wayne High School.
Superintendent Mark Lenihan told the board he has talked to the staff at Wildcat Lanes and they are excited about having the sport offered.
Lenihan said there are a number of other schools in the area that are adding Unified Bowling, which involves at least one team member with some type of disability and two general education members, so Wayne students will be able to compete in a number of events.
The season is scheduled to run from late October through mid December and the Nebraska State Activities Association will allow for dual participation to those involved on the bowling team.
"I think this is a great idea and we will have a lot of fun. We are currently working on getting a coach for the team and moving forward," Lenihan said.
Board members approved first reading of the Early Learning Center Hand Book for 2016-2017 and approved the sliding fee schedule for the center. The fee schedule will be based on income guidelines provided by Wayne Area Economic Development and the city of Wayne and allow greater participation than the guidelines provided by those eligible for free and reduced lunches at the school.
Misty Beair, director of the Early Learning Center, said during the Center's first year of operation, "a number of students were missed because parents could not afford preschool and this change will benefit those students."
Board members approved the purchase of 26 computers for one of the high school's computer labs. The quote of $25,331.02 came from HP. Funds for this purchase have been budgeted in the district's general fund.
An agreement between Wayne Community Schools and Providence Medical Center for athletic training services was approved. Providence Medical Center has been providing the services to Wayne High School for approximately six years at no cost. However, the contract for these services is being discontinued and the district agreed to provide the services of the trainer at a cost of $40,000.
The last day of school for all students was set during the meeting. Wayne High seniors will be done on Tuesday, May 10 with graduation set for Saturday, May 14 at 2 p.m. at Wayne State College. Preschool students will end the 2015-2016 school year on Friday, May 13 with graduation set for Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m.
Students in kindergarten through 11th grade will be dismissed for the summer at 12 p.m. on Friday, May 20. Depending on the results of the NeSA test schools, the students end the year one day earlier. This information will be made available as soon as it is confirmed.
The Wayne Community Schools Board of Education will next meet in regular session on Monday, May 9 at 5 p.m. in theJunior-Senior High School library.