Published On: Thu, Jan 23rd, 2014

School Boards elect officers and talk enrollment numbers

LAUREL — Election of officers, Middle School enrollment numbers and the location for home basketball games, along with the sale of real estate were part of the agenda at Monday’s Laurel-Concord and Coleridge School Board meetings.

Principal Stephanie Petersen updated board members on enrollment figures for the elementary and middle school LCC students.

The Middle School has 124 students.

“We had one student move out of the district but three students moved into the district,” Petersen said.

The elementary has 175 students and there are 31 in the early childhood program.

Board members discussed the Middle School basketball games and agreed the games should be held at the Coleridge location next year. Football games for Middle School will probably continue at the Laurel location.

Treats and decorations for the lockers for non-related school activities will no longer be allowed, according to Head Administrator Craig Frerichs.

“We just don’t want any students to be left out,” Frerichs said.

The LCC High School/Middle School Band has received a compliment, according to Rich Brandow.

“A man from Creighton who was at the basketball game was really impressed with our band,” Brandow said.

There was also lots of positive feed back on the LCC/Creighton basketball game being broadcast over the internet.

Coleridge board members agreed to move ahead and sell the house that is located at the corner of Douglas and Pearl Streets.

“We have talked about selling the house before,” Frerichs said. “This is a good time to sell the house.”

The house was originally purchased by the district so it could be used as a residence for the Superintendent.

The house will be listed with Korth Realty in Laurel.

The property, which is currently rented out to a family, will be put up for sale at a price recommended by the realtor.

Also Monday, John Wolfgram was elected to serve as president of the L-C School board and Marlin Papenhausen was elected to serve his second year as president of the ColeridgeSchool board.

Other officers elected for L-C include Rich Brandow, vice-president; Patsy Gubbels, secretary; and Carol James was appointed as the treasurer for the district.

Robert Colwell was elected as vice-president; Betty Jo Leapley, secretary and Sheri Krei was appointed as the treasurer for the Coleridge School District.