Cancer fundraiser may use Sibley East track next year


Sibley East’s Board of Education, last week, approved a request to allow Sibley County Relay for Life to use the track for the fundraiser in 2011.

Jeri Odenthal, representing Relay For Life, explained that approximately 900 luminary bags in memory or in honor of a someone would be placed around the track. Although the luminary bags are usually filled with sand, it is proposed to use bricks next year instead of sand.

Odenthal was directed to work closely with Activities Director Randy Walsh if the group decides to use the track next year. Walsh said that he would have no issue with it, but is not certain what the group’s need would be for electricity. Tents could be set up behind the bleachers, he said.

It is proposed to move Relay for Life back to Arlington next year. The date will be June 17, 2011. For the past few years, the fundraiser has been held in the Gaylord City Park.

In other business, the Board of Education:

• Awarded the quote for bakery products to Sara Lee; quote for dairy products to Kemps; refuse collection to Gaylord Sanitation Inc. in Gaylord and Waste Management in Arlington; diesel to United Farmers Co-op.

• Accepted donations from Arlington Auto and Farm Supply – $50 toward England trip; Amdahl’s Bar & Grill Inc. – $50 toward England trip; Liberty Station – $50 toward England trip; and ProGrowth Bank – $25 toward England trip.

• Renewed membership in the Minnesota School Boards Association – $3,877 and Policy Services renewal – $490

• Approved annual membership dues for the Minnesota River Conference for the 2010-2011 school year

• Approved an agreement with Sibley County public Health for school health nursing services.

• Approved membership into the Minnesota State High School League

• Approved second readings of policies on Gifts to Employees, Enrollment of Nonresident Students, and Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy

• Held first readings on Policies Incorporated by Reference, Organization of School Calendar and School Day, Curriculum Development, Instructional Curriculum, Alternative Programs, Organization of Grade Levels, Instructional Services – Special Education, Religion, Field Trips, Home Schooling, and Superintendent of Schools.