New Club Presented, Two Boilers To Be Replaced In Jr/Sr High School

WAYNE – The final Wayne Community Schools Board of Education regularly scheduled meeting was held Monday evening.

From the Wayne Jr/Sr high school conference room (room 202), board members first heard from students Ashley Marquez and Savannah Leseberg about an upcoming club which could possibly replace the Spanish Club.

The One World Club would foster positive relationships between non-immigrant and immigrant students at Wayne Community Schools through community building activities and volunteering. Members will include English Language Learners (ELL) and non-immigrant students, specifically high school. Upcoming activities they would host would be attending a basketball game together, host an introductory meeting and a culture foods night for families.

The teacher sponsors will be Mrs. Mallorie Koch or Mrs. Christa Dutcher as superintendent Dr. Mark Lenihan will meet with high school principal Tucker Hight to make a decision and get back to the group later this week.

Board members also approved a bid to furnish the necessary material and labor to replace two boilers from Volkman Plumbing & Heating, Inc. for the price to $43,440. The other option bid was $35,105 which would only replace the material and repair the two boilers. Three-fourths of Wayne Jr/Sr high school is ran by a five boiler-system.

Dr. Lenihan stated there is money in the Building Fund for this project. The three remaining boilers were all three running at about 40% as of Monday.

Board members motioned to increase their property insurance deductible from $1,000 to $5,000 which will equal a savings of $6,094 on their premium. Board members want to track if there will be savings or not with the deductible increase. Other options provided were $10,000 and $25,000 deductibles.

The board then closed out the meeting during the negotiations portion of the agenda to go over collective bargaining in executive session.

The next regularly scheduled Wayne Community Board of Education meeting is set for Monday, January 13 at 5 p.m.