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Menahga School could need more additions, renovations

The Menahga School Board met on Monday, Nov. 18 and heard about several upcoming building needs. All members of the board were present.

Stephen Halonen from JP Structures was also in attendance to give estimates on identified facility needs including additions and renovations to the gym, elementary school, kitchen and new doors.

The costs included were for the removal of acoustical spray insulation in the gym, painting the gym’s walls, new fixtures, ceiling, floors and tiles for the elementary bathroom, new ADA complaint stalls and new vents and lighting for the kitchen. The school board will meet next month to further discuss in detail proposed budgets.

In other business, the school board:

n Congratulated participants on another successful Community Pumpkin Party held Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. It had nearly 400 kids in attendance.

n Student Council representative Donald Wurdock announced they would be starting their annual food drive.

n All grants were recognized and received.

n Approved the addition of three more custodial department hours a week.

n Approved the addition of a junior high boys basketball coach.

n Approved the hiring of Ryan Keddy as a long-term substitute teacher, contingent upon receiving a Community Expert license from the Minnesota Department of Education. He will be teaching science and chemistry.

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