Report on May 9 school board meeting.
Tim Harbo—the school district’s health and safety environmental consultant, attended the May 9 school board meeting to discuss upcoming radon testing. Harbo presented results from the 2014 radon testing in the facility, saying all readings were within normal range. He recommends testing every five years and told the board he would complete testing in the coming year. Superintendent John Cselovszki added that the facilities plan includes improvements to the elementary gym including replacement of the roof and installation of an air conditioning system.
High School Principal Shane Laffen reported the Minnesota Department of Education gave the school a good report following their Special Education inspection.
Cselovszki, who is serving as head track coach this year, told the board that he’d been approached by the Springfield school district about possibly creating a Track and Field cooperative next year. He said Cedar Mountain would likely want to be a part of it also. He said the coop team would remain in Class A and practice in Sleepy Eye. He suggested using the River Valley team name that was created years ago for a wrestling coop and the tennis team has adopted. Cselovszki said the administrators of the three districts would formulate a plan for board consideration.
The board approved the following items:
•Summer migrant school application.
•Staff for summer school targeted services.
•Accept donations — $400 to third grade class pool party trip from anonymous donor; $200 to girls basketball team from Andrew Semple.
•Declared the elementary bleachers, that are being replaced, as surplus so the wood planks can be sold.
The next meeting of the District 84 Board of Education in June 13 at 5:30 p.m.