Hardly Any Grappling In Glasgow - Hinsdale CO-OP
By Levi Burnfin Courier Sports
Published: Thursday, November 8th, 2012
In what was deemed one of the driest and shortest school board meetings in recent memory, the Glasgow School Board approved a three-year co-op agreement with Hinsdale in both wrestling and softball.
The agreement continues Glasgow’s and Hinsdale’s relationship as co-ops as the two schools have a longstanding agreement for football.
“It’s no cost difference to us,” Glasgow activities director Willie Thibault said. “The bus is already going. It’s not going to cost anymore to run a bus with four more kids on it, or two more, or three more.”
One question, though, was brought up about whether the extra kids for each sport may require hiring another coach. Thibault said there was no way they could tell this far out from the seasons, and the co-op was approved unanimously.
The board made an emergency amendment to the agenda to consider hiring a long-term substitute for a high-school math position. The board unanimously approved Kayla Larson for the position.
The board also considered four other items for action and passed each unanimously. First, the board agreed to hire two substitutes, Nicole Metzgar and Cameron Metzgar.
Second, they agreed to hire a third speech and drama coach, Darin Schmidt, because of participation numbers.
Third, the board agreed to add an internal account for the MS Art Club.
Finally, the board approved the opening of a Costco account and American Express credit card. The board questioned whether the supplies that will be bought at Costco were already being purchased out of town and if they could be purchased locally.
The items, such as paper, staples and school specialty items, were deemed not be able to be purchased locally. The new account could also save the school as much as 30 percent over the course of a year using the Costco account and the accompanying credit card.
During the facilities report, a detailed breakdown of the schools new heating system was given to the board with good reviews. The new system incorporates a more energy efficient heating structure with several monitored classrooms for a more interactive heating system.
The old heating system used to run a 40HP motor all day and night for the entire winter. However, that same 40HP motor will now be used less often as the system allows it to be shut off at 3:30 p.m. each day and turned back on at 6 a.m.
The enrollment count for the district was 810, up one from last month and up five from this time last year.
The next board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Irle School.
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