Foundation To Preview Fundraising Efforts For New Lights, Scoreboard At Kern Track

WAYNE – After community members heard more about the graduating class at Wayne High, they’re invited back to Kern Track on Friday, May 11 for another Chamber Coffee event.

This time the Wayne Community Schools Foundation will be the host and showcase the Kern Track at 10 a.m.

Lindsay McLaughlin has been the Executive Director with the Foundation for six years and one of their big projects was to raise funds to install lights and a new scoreboard at the Kern Track.

“Lights down at the Kern Track will not only make scheduling easier for our students,” said McLaughlin. “Pretty much serve the whole entire school district. Because, the elementary students use it, our high school and junior high students use it.”

The Foundation’s mission is to support “Learning for Life” by working with the school district, alumni, businesses and community to provide financial support for items not covered by the school district’s funding source.

Lights will be installed first as the scoreboard works right now.

“Our Junior High and JV football games have to be scheduled at 4 p.m.,” McLaughlin added. “Not all the parents can get there at 4 p.m. if you’re working outside the home. So, it’d just be nice if we can bump those a little bit later and with lights we would be able to do that.”

The Foundation has also awarded scholarships and hosted the alumni basketball and volleyball tournament in April. Four IDEA classroom grants are awarded, two to each building (elementary/high school) each year through the Foundation as the teachers apply during an application process.

Contact Wayne Community Schools at 402-375-3150 for more information. Visit for more information and also to donate.