Board gets report on Community Ed activities

The New Prague Area School Board heard a number of committee reports and a report from Superintendent Tim Dittberner during its regular meeting Monday, March 27.

Among the reports:

— Board member Don Dvorak gave a report on Community Education. He said the summer catalog should be in the mail next week. Online registration began last week for summer activities, with more than 600 registrations processed. He said 24 lifeguards have been hired for the aquatics center, 18 of whom are certified to teach swimming lessons. The outdoor pool is scheduled to open May 27, and the new Aquatics Center pool is now scheduled for a June 10 opening. Also, the student art show will be held at the New Prague Library, with grades 6-12 exhibiting beginning April 6 and Pre-K through grade 5 starting April 20.

— Board member Dennis Havlicek updated board members on the meeting of the Southwest Metro Intermediate District. He said the district held a workshop on March 16 where they talked about the future of the district, programs that might be added and some that might be eliminated. They also talked about other school districts that were interested in joining. The consensus was not to add any more districts at this time.

— Board member Jeanne Kubes reported on the Early Childhood Initiative. Highlight was the unveiling of the new website, which was held March 25.

— Superintendent Tim Dittberner noted that the Adapted Floor Hockey team competed at the state tournament, the school had hired Gospel Kordah as the new soccer coach and that the Minnesota State High School League had announced new section and class assignments, with New Prague assigned to the largest class in each activity except football. He added that construction was proceeding on schedule, with the middle school auxiliary gym and fitness room completed.

—Dittberner also briefed the board on the decision to cancel the Spring Play (see separate story, Page 1).

Also at Monday’s meeting

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