CRYSTAL FALLS—With a foreign language as a two-year college requirement for high school students planning for college, the Forest Park Board of Education decided at its Jan. 26 meeting to post for the position of Spanish teacher, as it will be more cost-effective than using interactive TV.
The board will look for a teacher with dual certification. Superintendent Becky Waters received permission to post at colleges both in and out of state.
“There are 42 students looking for Spanish,” she told the board.
During the short board meeting, rescheduled from Jan. 23 due to snow closure, the board also reviewed a report on building and grounds issues. There was a problem with water heater in the lower high school boiler room, which was corrected by the company that installed the system.
It was recommended the district purchase a 71-passenger bus, needed immediately, borrowing the funds to pay for it. An additional two buses may be purchased next year, using either the bonding millage if passed or budgeting for them.
Regarding the millage request, the district will run the issue in the August election.
Waters reported to the board that Crystal Falls Township has agreed to take over summer tax collection.
Waters said an after-school program for students on game evenings has been popular, with the students meeting in the multi-purpose room for snacks and exercise.
In his athletic director’s report, Dwaine Anderson noted a three-on-three basketball tournament for boys and girls in grades three through eight will be held Saturday, Feb. 25.
Five Forest Park football players were selected to participate in the U.P. Football All-Star game on Saturday, June 30, in the Superior Dome. Participants include Jake Divine, Zach Hautala, Tyler Lovato, Ben Painter and Jacob Siler.
The board approved a first read of NEOLA policies; and the first read of a bullying policy.
The board accepted the resignation of the kitchen-dining room aide, and approved the recall of the laid-off kitchen-dining room aide.