March 19, 2013

The Southern Cal and Rockwell City-Lytton school districts on Monday voted to create a seven-member South Central Calhoun school board, which will officially take over July 1, 2014.

The board members are Jim Brown, Mike Schleisman and Judy Hungate, who will represent the south portion of the district, and representing the northern part of the district will be Brad Assman, Rosco Simpson and Ron Maulsby. Michael Sexton will be the at-large member.

Brown, Schleisman, Hungate, Simpson and Maulsby were chosen by their respective school boards, then Assman was voted in by the six sitting members.

The board will begin to meet monthly after the regular joint meetings beginning next month because they have several legal matters to settle before the districts combine.

During the meeting, the South Central Calhoun Board discussed finishing the draft of a sale resolution and an advertisement the school will release fore selling the old school building in Lohrville.

Bids will be due May 20, and bids can be submitted on any of the three parcels of property the school district owns in Lohrville or the property as a whole.

The school boards both voted to set the cost per student for each district at $50.

In the past, the boards have been charging each other for teaching students by the percent of students who attended each building.

The districts also made some changes to preschool. There will now be a transitional kindergarten program offered for 5-year-olds. The program will be for students who aren't ready to attend a full-day kindergarten and will run only in the mornings.

A full-time kindergarten and half-day preschool for 3-year-olds will also be offered.