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Monroe School Board: Oct. 20, 2018
School Board

MONROE — On Oct. 8, the Monroe Board of Education: BOE 10-8 all present 

●  Approved the hiring of Michele Hartwig as health assistant at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

●  Accepted a donation of socks, underwear and T-shirts from Shop with a Cop to go to the health offices at each of the three elementary schools.

●  Received a Berbee Derby grant for over $10,000 for cameras and other materials to update the radio broadcasting area into a production studio.

●  Heard news of Abe Lincoln third-grade teacher Kat Kelley winning a contest by Scholastic on Instagram, which granted her 500 bonus points with the company and $500 Scholastic dollars she plans to use within the classroom.

●  Accepted a donation of $5,000 from Quest Industrial to go to the Monroe High School dance team. 

●  Authorized a resolution to exempt the district from the Green County library tax.

●  Accepted anonymous donations to be used as scholarships for more than one student attending a trip to Washington D.C. in June 2019 in the amount of $949 and $538.

●  Received a check for $875 for the Backpack Buddies Program from United Way of Green County.

●  Heard information regarding $250 of new machining stock and $200 of labor maintenance donated by Faith Engineering. MHS Tech teacher Dan Saunders also notified the board that the metals manufacturing area has not had to increase student lab fees because of community support from places like Monroe Truck Equipment, which donated roughly 800 pounds of welding wire for use during the previous school year.

●  Approved a donation of $4,000 from Colony Brands Inc. to aid the cost of upgrading the microphone system in the Monroe Middle School auditorium.

●  Heard District Administrator Rick Waski talk about the board retreat at 5 p.m. before the annual board meeting on Oct. 22. Waski added that a recent Facebook live post to help inform the public about its upcoming referendum in November had reached over 1,000 people at that point.

●  Accepted a donation from Mickaelynn Andrews, a Northside second-grader, who gathered socks and underwear in lieu of birthday gifts to give to her school’s health office.