Killdeer Public School Board plans foundationKILLDEER — Killdeer Public School Board discussed the establishment of a foundation for the school at its Monday night meeting held at the school.
KILLDEER — Killdeer Public School Board discussed the establishment of a foundation for the school at its Monday night meeting held at the school.
The proposed foundation would provide extra money for the school. It could help defray costs associated with extra curricular activities or future school improvement projects, if so designated.
Donations to the foundation would be tax deductible and the donor could decide how the money would be used.
“This is a great idea,” said School Board member Penny Lee.
School Board member Bob Tuhy agreed and requested that more research be done on how to start a foundation and how similar foundations at schools are run.
In other business:
r School Board member Shelley Lenz gave an update on behalf of the policy committee.
She said the results from a survey on bullying, harassment and the overall atmosphere of the school that was available to both students and parents have come in.
Lenz added the committee, along with school officials, will begin reviewing the results at its next meeting.
r The school board discussed an athletic uniform deposit proposal presented to them.
“This proposal is not something new,” said Superintendent Gary Wilz. “For years, and not just at our school, seniors have kept their jersey as a memento without permission. This causes a problem, not because of the cost of a few jerseys, but more because if a few jerseys go missing and the style of the jersey is no longer available from the company, the school is forced to buy new jerseys for the whole team.”
One suggestion was to have students pay a deposit when borrowing athletic uniforms and upon the return of the jersey or equipment the student would get the deposit back.
No action was taken, and the board was instructed to talk with area schools about how they handle similar situations and also talk to parents about what they feel may be fair.