County to handle Alder School election
ALDER – Following suit with most other Madison County Schools, the Alder School Board voted to have the Madison County Clerk and Recorder’s Office handle their upcoming school election. Chair Kaycee Gilman reported the school board voted unanimously Feb. 15 to hand over the school election to the county. The county will conduct an all-absentee ballot, eliminating the need for a polling station and relieving the burden from the school. Most other area schools have chosen to have the county conduct their elections, as well.
According to Madison County Clerk and Recorder and Election Administrator Kathleen Mumme there are 200 voters in the Alder School district.
Gilman said the board reviewed facility inspections and updates during the Feb. 15 meeting. “We’re reviewing a 2008 inspection that we just found, and going through by building to see what we’ve already updated,” she said.
Since the 2008 inspection, the boy’s bathroom in the brick building has been completely redone and new carpet and flooring has been installed in the gray building, the board chair reported.
Gilman said students are preparing for the Rural Science Fair on March 2 in Dillon. The fair is open to all rural school students, grades K-8. Gilman said Alder students have a chance to prep for the fair the last week of February, when parents are invited to see student projects. “It’s a chance for them to demonstrate their projects and get some public speaking in before they go to the fair,” she said.