Sportsmanship policy adopted at school board meeting

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 2/3/98.

At a recent West Central Conference meeting, it was determined appropriate for the conference to develop a sportsmanship policy. In order for this to happen, all the school boards in the conference must approve a policy.

The Paynesville Area School Board reviewed the proposed sportsmanship policy at its Tuesday afternoon meeting.

ďAthletic directors and students from each conference school helped develop the sportsmanship policy,Ē Activities Director Steve Brisendine said.

Howard Caldwell, superintendent, informed the board the district did not currently have a sportsmanship policy. ďThis looks like an excellent tool in assisting our school district in developing positive behaviors as it is centered around our athletic programs,Ē he added.

West Central Conference schools include: Paynesville, Albany, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Benson, Lac qui Parle Valley, Litchfield, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Melrose, Minnewaska Area, Montevideo, Morris Area, New London-Spicer, St. Cloud Cathedral, and Sauk Centre.

Brisendine added that in order for the district to earn the high school league sportsmanship award, they need to have this policy in place. The district has earned the award five times. ďThe policy has been approved by the Minnesota State High School League,Ē Brisendine said.

In other business:
•Barb Koehn, food service manager, informed the board the district will need to replace two milk dispensers in the high school before the next school year and one at the elementary school.


•The board officially approved adding the jazz band position to the school activities list. During the previous master contract negotiations, the jazz band position was added to the ďCĒ pay schedule but never officially recognized as a position. Bryan Mara, high school band director, is presently serving as the jazz band director.

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