Lena School Board Sets Lunch Prices

At its meeting on Wednesday, May 24 the Lena School Board approved 2023-2024 School Year Lunch prices of $2.85 for students in grades 4K through 5 and $3.35 for students in grades 6 through 12, as recommended by the Department of Public Instruction.

Present for the 5:30 p.m. meeting were board members Charles Imig, Timothy A. Goldschmidt, Ed Huberty, David McNurlen and President Lori Dufek, along with District Administrator/ Elementary Principal Ben Pytleski and High School Principal Matt Hanson.

The board also voted without dissent to approve contracts for Salaried Support Staff, SPED Director, and Janitorial Staff for the 2023-24 school year and the 2023 summer school tutoring contracts as presented, and approved early release for Friday, June 2.

After discussion on options for the  FACS position, board members agreed their goal is to still to fill this position, but there have been very few applicants.
Discuss and Approve Lena/STAA Co-op Agreement for Softball for 2023-2024 School Year

Lena High School is to take over as the primary school for the Girls Softball Co-op beginning with the Spring 2024 season, in accord with the Lena/STAA Co-op agreement for Softball for the 2023-2024 school year that was approved as presented.

Hanson reported the Middle School awards had been presented that week, and 8th Grade Recognition was to be held the following week.  He said Electrathon had a great season, and the Golf Team had a Regional win. Hanson said he and two other staff members had gone to Oconto for a HOPE project, which is peer driven. “It was nice to see the participation and how they run their HOPE program,” he commented.

Pytleski reported “Landon’s Lesson” was presented by Jamie St. Louis and the Oconto School Liaison, and described it as, “a very moving presentation.”  
Staff Appreciation had been the previous week, and Pytleski thanked the board “...for allowing us to treat our staff,” and also expressed “a big thanks to the Wooden Shoe for the pasta and fruit platters.”

The Saputo Grant process is almost complete, Pytleski said.

The new stage was to be used for graduation, which was being held that night, the 5th grade bridging ceremony was to be held on Thursday, May 25, and the Middle School Awards assembly was to be held in the morning on Friday, May 26.

Also on Friday, June 26, the kindergarten class was holding Donuts for Dads.

Elementary students were to have a field day outside on Thursday, June 1.


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