COLUMBUS – Lakeview Community Schools is moving forward with a project regarding the installation of a new lagoon at the facility.

Because it doesn't have it's own sewer system, for 49 years Lakeview Community Schools have been utilizing the lagoon systems which naturally decomposes waste. Over the years, the system's functionality has deteriorated resulting in the need for a new one.

The school’s contract engineer received a number of bids from construction companies for the project which are sealed in an envelope. On March 22, board members will officially be uncovering the bids to proceed with the process.

All six board members agreed to move the motion.

Superintendent Aaron Plas said that the board will consider the companys' track records and expense when making its decision.

The bid will be awarded April 9 and the new lagoon is expected to be put in the coming summer. 

In other board news:

*The schools are currently remodeling multiple junior high classrooms as one of its summer projects. Plas is also working closely with an interior designer to redesign the Lakeview Media Center.

*The board unanimously approved resignations of: Jennifer Hanna, family consumer science teacher; Mariam Flodman, kindergarten teacher at Shell Creek; Angelica Palacios, night-time custodian at Lakeview, Amanda Richards, ninth grade volleyball coach; and Joe Haschke, assistant cross country coach.

*The board agreed on six new hires: Drew Ahlers, sixth grade teacher at Shell Creek; Natalie Kent, family consumer science teacher at Lakeview; Kylie Luong, elementary SPED teacher at Platte Center; Kim Martensen, special education transportation beginning in 2018-19; Catherine Ripp, cross country assistant coach; and Betsy Rall, ninth grade volleyball coach.

*The board agreed to increase the salaries of its custodians, para-educators, and food service employees by 1 percent and a 50-cent increase for 2018-19. Base salaries for those positions will increase by 50 cents, as well.

All other non-certified staff and building administrators will receive a three  percent salary increase for the 2018-19 school year.

*The board approved the 2018-19 ESU SPED Services Contract and new textbook purchases.


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