Architect Firm Provides Master Plan Information For School District, Organization Board Remains Same For 2020

WAYNE – Board of Education members at Wayne Community Schools held their first regularly scheduled meeting of the year.

From the Wayne Jr/Sr high school conference room (202) Monday evening, board members unanimously voted on Wendy Consoli and Jaime Manz to remain president and vice president. Also, Deb Daum (recording secretary) and Rochelle Nelson (treasurer) will also stay in their respective roles.

Bob Soukup with Carlson West Povondra Architects then passed out a master plan book featuring stats in the district, current and future photos as well as options for new buildings on the high school grounds.

Communication with the architect firm began last fall. Soukup mentioned the district will see a steady growth and numbers are trending that the school will need four sections of classes in the younger demographics. Carlson West Povondra met with staff with the district and tried to get a lot of eyes on the plan.

One of the projections would be to create a community group now and discuss the facility. Superintendent Dr. Mark Lenihan stated in the meeting there will be a community lunch event at noon on Tuesday, January 28 at noon in the Jr/Sr high school lecture hall.

School board officials also accepted the official resignation of junior high principal and athletic director, Dennis Dolliver.

Steve Muir with Elkhorn Agency Insurance was asked to attend the board meeting to answer any questions the board would have about health insurance information. School board members then accepted the Aetna health insurance quote of $120,967.96 a month which is about a tenth of a percent decrease from the current monthly total amount. Dr. Lenihan thanked Steve for working with the board and payments would begin September 1, 2020.

Board members also approved the recommended course of Personal Finance for the 2020-2021 school year as a semester course with a parent opt out options and to re-visit the course next year. Instructor Kiley Koch was in attendance and stated 17 students signed up for the first class three years ago and this past semester they had over 50 students where everyone passed with nearly 95% receiving an A.

The next regularly scheduled Wayne Community Schools board of education meeting will be in the commons of the elementary school on Monday, February 10 at 5 p.m. The meeting will feature principal appraisals, ESU 1 service contracts, a tour of the elementary school and a bus contract.