Future outdoor learning space, roof repair, skiing and more at Alder School District
The Alder School District Board of Directors met on Nov. 18. Here’s a recap of what was covered.
• The board adopted two policies, one regarding breastfeeding in the workplace. The other was regarding wastewater testing.
• The board approved the purchase of four iPads and shades for the upper grade classroom.
• Because of the cost to build, the construction of a new outdoor learning space, the project must go out for bid. The board agreed to retain Montana School Boards Association's legal team to create the bid. The construction is being funded by ESSER II and ESSER III funds.
• Snow plowing for the school grounds was discussed. The lead teacher will reach out to a community member to see if he will do the work.
• Part of the roof on one of the two buildings blew off during a recent storm. It was decided to have the insurance company do an inspection before repairing or replacing the roof.
• The board approved hiring a bus from Sheridan School District to take Alder students skiing at Maverick Mountain for four Fridays in January. This is part of the school’s Health and PE program.
• The board approved the hiring of the student teacher as a certified staff member from mid-December until the end of the school year. The position will work on remediating students that need remediation and also accelerate learning for all students by working one-onone with students do in depth learning about a topic of their choice as well as science fair explorations.