Published On: Thu, May 15th, 2014

Local schools may be in line for $250,000 grant

LAUREL — The Laurel-Concord and Coleridge  Schools may still be in line to receive $250,000 in grant funds due to the consolidation.

“We went ahead with a feasibility study with this in mind. We are still hoping the $250,000 will go through,” Supt. Randall Klooz said. “Grants are not as available today as they used to be.”

A new nine-member school board for the L-C-C School consolidation should be in place by the end of July.

Five Laurel-Concord School board members, along with four Coleridge School board members, will be selected to serve on the new L-C-C School board. Each school currently operates with a six-member board.

“We are looking at the statute to see what the process should be on selecting the members for the new school board,” Klooz said.

Klooz talked about finding a good way for board members who are also parents of a student to be able to talk to teachers about any concerns they might have.

Klooz wants to do whatever needs to be done to encourage a good relationship between parents, school board members, administration and teachers.

“We need to be working as a team,” Klooz said.

Pick up this week’s issue of the Coleridge Blade to read more!