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Linderman gymnasium project on track

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POLSON – Polson School District board members took less than an hour to approve all items listed on the agenda during the Monday evening, July 15, meeting.

Polson School District Superintendent Rex Weltz gave an updated progress report on the Linderman gymnasium rebuild project. According to Weltz, following the demolition of the structurally compromised Linderman gym, the debris clean up and removal is right on schedule and should be concluded in the next week or so.

Weltz also noted that he and his office were in the final stages of procuring a contractor for the construction phase of this project. He also expressed his appreciation for the “hard work” of facilities and maintenance manager Dan Giles and his team during the initial set-up stages of the Linderman demolition project. 

The discussion changed and Weltz expressed appreciations for the Polson High School band and their “stellar performance” during the Fourth of July parade. The school board then approved items for the next school year, which included the fiscal budgets.

After a short discussion on each recommendation, board members unanimously approved the Polson Alternative Learning handbook. They also approved of a school lunch increase from $2.30 to $2.40 for students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade and an increase of $2.50 from $2.40 for the high school lunch.

The board also approved several resignations, including Tim Finkbeiner as Polson Middle School principal and Janella Finkbeiner, STARS Kindergarten Teacher. Several new hires were also approved, including Skye McMaster as a fifth-grade teacher. 

The next Polson School District board meeting is tentatively scheduled for Monday, Aug. 12.


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