Several project completed, in progress at McCook Public Schools

Thursday, March 16, 2023

McCOOK, Neb. ó Work on the tennis/track concession building is gaining ground, with work arranged with three subcontractors.

JL Construction, Weathercraft and Heads Up Sprinklers will be doing work on the building, said McCook Schools Business Manager Jeff Gross at the McCook School Board meeting Monday night. Bids are also being finalized on additional work that will be done, he said.

In October 2022, the board approve specifications for 30-foot by 60-foot steel building that will be located along the sidewalk leading from the tennis courts to the track. The building will have a 20-foot awning in front and the east side patio will also be covered. It will have eight, ADA-compliant restrooms for women and men, four each, which doubles the number of restrooms at the current building. A wider sidewalk is also part of the project. A storage room for track equipment is included along with a larger concession area.

Other projects in the McCook School District that Gross mentioned were:

-The newly resurfaced track was completed this summer and will have its first runners at McCook High Schoolís LeRoy Hoehner Track Invite on March 31.

-A roof for Central Elementary is scheduled for July and the roof at the senior high gym is scheduled for June.

-The heat exchange unit has been installed at the junior high and a heating coil has been ordered.

-Three HVAC units that were damaged from the cold at the senior high have been ordered for $22,138.

-Conference room B at the high school needs a new HVAC unit and a rooftop unit was ordered for $4,000.

Also at Mondayís meeting, Tyler Jedlecki and Tom Sughroue, Industrial Arts teachers at McCook High School and McCook Junior High, gave a presentation on the new CNC router. The state-of-the-art equipment was purchased by a $20,000 grant from McCook Community Foundation and $20,000 from reserve accounts at the McCook Junior High and McCook High School.

Positive Comments at the end of Mondayís night meeting were:

Student council representative†Samantha Rodewald: congratulated the 27 people who qualified for the state FFA contest.††

Board Vice President Teresa Thomas:†thanked everyone in the school district that shows up to work and does their job and appreciates their work ethic.

Board member Charlie McPherson: thanked the school for honoring MHS world history teacher Clint Hosick when he retired from the Army Reserves and the student body for their outstanding support of him and his service.

Board secretary Mike Langan: thanked all the teachers, paras and administration† for their work with students and overcoming the struggles of the aging facilities at the junior high.

Board member Scott Barger: thanked the school for preparing kids in so many different ways and keeping kids engaged with various extra-curricular activities.†He also commended the school districtís maintenance staff.

Board member Tom Bredvick: thanked the legislature for the state property tax credit relief and asked that senior citizens claim their property tax refund.†He also recognized the school districtís participants at the Special Olympic state swimming contest.

Business Manager Jeff Gross: thanked the patrons for all they do in attending so many events for the students.

Board president Brad Hays: Thanked Clint Hosick for his service. He also cited the outstanding spring sports participation numbers, with 19 boys for boys golf, 42 for girls track, 60 for boys track and 31 for girls tennis.

Superintendent Grant Norgaard: thanked para professionals Lisa Gonzales and Minerba Dimas and teachers Sharon Wordekemper and Mr. Lyons, for going above and beyond the call of duty.†

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