Turkey Valley School Board meets May 11

Turkey Valley School Board took time to recognize school board members and staff during the monthly meeting May 11.

May is School Board Recognition Month, and those dedicated board members were thanked for their service. Each was presented with a certificate.

Also thanked were members of the Turkey Valley staff who continue to teach students with enhanced technology, including Zooms, Google meetings and more. Engaging the students and juggling internet time is a new task for the district. Parents were also thanked for their help during the transition this spring. The final day for the school’s Grab and Go meals was set for May 18. Cooks, bus drivers, delivery people and staff assisted with this project.

In other business the board:

• Approved appointments as follows: Clint Rodgers, groundskeeper; and resignations: Justin Bakula, assistant football and assistant girls’ basketball coach.

• Approved the financial report for the month.

• Approved LP bid, gas bid and diesel bid as presented from Farmers Union Coop, Fort Atkinson/ Ossian for the 2020-2021 school year.

• Approved increase of pre-5th grade lunches to $2.65 and 6th-12th grade lunches to $2.95 for the next school year.

• Approved salary schedule and contracts for the non-certified staff as presented.

• Approved sealed bids for playground equipment as follows: Dome for $307, Mindy Hart; swing set, $510, Mindy Hart; and jungle gym, $200, Natalie Schneiter.

• Set the superintendent semi-annual evaluation for June 8, following the regular school board meeting. A closed session as requested.

• Tabled a decision about softball and baseball season schedules.

In other action, the board learned a “Return to Learn” plan must be submitted to the state by July 1. The state requires a plan must be in place to conduct school virtually for the first semester if required.

A proposed Erate plan was submitted for board approval. Cost is set at $44,000 to redo all access points and add five more access points within the building. The school administration will move forward with this upgrade. An update of technology and security was given.

The next meeting of the board is Monday, June 8, at 7 p. m.