|Board of Ed joined by newly elected members|
By Jan Rahn
Newly elected board members Scott Osler, Ryan Hendricks and Amy Kroeker took seats at the table following swear-in at the regular board meeting of Perkins County Schools on Monday, Jan. 10.
The three members elected in November replace Marion Robertson, Dan Hughes and Kent Kroeker on the board.
Officers of the board were elected and members were appointed to various committees in serving the district
Shawn Turner will serve as board president, Doug Beck is vice president, Jayson Bishop was elected treasurer, and Amy Kroeker will serve as secretary of the board.
Members and the committees they will serve include:
Americanism/Curriculum: Jayson Bishop, Amy Kroeker and Doug Beck.
Building and Grounds: Shawn Turner, Jayson Bishop and Scott Osler.
Negotiations: Doug Beck, Ryan Hendricks and Amy Kroeker.
Transportation: Scott Osler, Shawn Turner and Ryan Hendricks.
Information presented by Superintendent Tobin Buchanan included upcoming conferences, some building and grounds updates, various legislative issues, and some educational program information.
Buchanan said the next board meeting scheduled for the first part of February will include some in-depth discussion and decision making on the Limited English Proficiency Program beginning, and also the possibility of beginning an early childhood program in the fall.
Work has begun at the high school to install a new heating/ventilation/air conditioning system.
Installation is underway in some of the classrooms by Siemens of Kearney, with workers in the building from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., said Buchanan.
The elementary building was updated with a new boiler and air conditioning prior to the beginning of school last fall.