School Board meeting report

At their Nov. 14 meeting, the Sleepy Eye Board of Education approved the long-term facility maintenance expenditure and projected revenue plans after hearing from Tim Harbo, the school district’s maintenance consultant, for this summer’s planned new HVAC system for the elementary school gym. Harbo told the board that the system is estimated at $300,000. Replacement of the gym roof, at about $100,000, had been under consideration at the same time. Harbo said after meeting with potential contractors, he learned that the roof replacement could wait a year or two. Harbo said the HVAC financing would not result in an increase to the maintenance levy, as it will be added as financing for older projects completed.

The school board also heard a report from three FFA members on their recent trip to the National FFA Convention.

Action items approved:

•Resignations: Sara Hesse as JH girls basketball coach; Hanna Kuhnley as Math Masters coach; Lana Tolzman-Thoms and Pat Winterfeldt as paraprofessionals.

•Hire of new track co-op coaches: head coach Courtney Mickelson at $3,907; Nathan McMullen, Heidi McCone, and Mike Freitag as assistant coaches at $2,833 each (other schools in the coop share in the cost.)

•Hiring: Kathryn Serra as Math Masters coach at $400; Lauren Buckentine as JH Math Counts coach at $400; Alyssa Stevensen as Sr. High assistant Knowledge Bowl coach at $606.

•Child care leave for Megan Koenig, Jan. 2 through March 4.

•Donations accepted: $1,248 from Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council toward Chanhassen Dinner Theatre trip; $1,000 from Del Monte and $184.58 from MN Bio Fuels to FFA; $1,000 anonymous donation to senior trip; $237.60 from Prairie Woods Environmental Center to YES Team; $1,000 from S.E. Servicemen’s Club charitable gambling fund for athletics and arts.

The next meeting is Dec. 12 at 5:30 p.m. with the Truth in Taxation meeting at 6 p.m.