Eagle Scout project approved by the school board

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 5/5/98.

The Paynesville Area School Board reviewed a proposal for the high school courtyard at its Tuesday night meeting.

Brian Stelling, a Paynesville Boy Scout, presented landscape plans to the board which would beautify the high school courtyard. Stelling selected the courtyard as his Eagle Scout project which has been approved by the District Boy Scout Council.

Stelling had met with John Janotta, high school principal, several times prior to the board meeting. Janotta and the board both stressed the courtyard needs to be as ďmaintenance freeĒ as possible.

Board members asked Janotta if there wasnít funding through the student council which could help fund the project. Janotta replied that the council has no direct access to any funds. (The middle school council donated $400 toward Jeff Skrypekís Eagle project in 1996.)

The board did not commit any funding toward the project, but asked Stelling to keep them informed as to the progress of his project.

In other business:
• The board approved terminating the contract for Diane Welle, hearing interpreter. The student she had been working with is now attending a special school in Faribault.

• The board approved terminating the contract of Steve Wolf, a probationary high school science teacher. He taught only one class period this school year. Janotta said with the leave of absence of Haglund next year, it seemed appropriate to reorganize the department to meet the science needs for the 1998-99 school year. The board accepted a one-year leave of absence from Haglund at the April 28 meeting.

• The board approved hiring the following for the marching band: Bryan Mara, marching band director; Ken Vork, assistant director; Geremy White, drum line coach; and Allen Murphy, color guard coach.

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