LL-H holds board meeting

LAKE LINDEN – At Monday’s meeting of the Lake Linden-Hubbell Board of Education, the board:

heard a report from Elementary School Coordinator Brad Codere. Three spellers will be going to the regional spelling bee, which will be held Feb. 20 in Houghton. There will be a 100th day celebration at the school today for kindergartners, first-graders and second-graders. For Reading Month in March, the school will do a different program this year instead of One School, One Book program, which it had done for the previous two years. The Elementary Science Fair will take place March 6; this year’s Western Upper Peninsula Science Fair has been canceled due to lack of funds. Jump Rope for Heart will be on March 7.

heard a report from Athletic Director Gary Guisfredi. A junior high volleyball game with L’Anse will be changed to a new date. L’Anse will add a seventh-grade football team in addition to its eighth-grade team, which will require a schedule change. Junior high numbers for volleyball are good; the school will have two seventh- and two eighth-grade teams. Guisfredi said he will look into using sixth-graders for the seventh-grade basketball team next year if projected numbers continue to be low. The Michigan Department of Transportation will take down two signs on the right-of-way heading into town honoring Lake Linden’s football championships as part of a 20-year update. Guisfredi said he will look at options for the sign.

heard a report from Maintenance Supervisor Dan LaVergne. There have been routine repairs on snow equipment. Parking brake cables were changed on two buses; they replaced the alternator on another bus.

recognized Alex Knight for being selected as a Michigan High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Award finalist. Guisfredi said Knight was in the top 16 in the Class D group.

“We’ve had a lot of good athletes do this … in 13 years, we’ve had a lot of good kids, but we’ve never had a finalist in that time,” he said.

discussed the School Forest Fun Day, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Although highs are projected to be in the low single digits, there is expected to be little wind, board members said. Previous days held in similar weather have also been well-attended.

accepted the resignation of Ken Klein as junior varsity football coach. Guisfredi commended the work Klein had done.

discussed the 2013 commencement, which could have two guest speakers.

approved the resolution to award 2013 refunding bonds to the winning bid of R.W. Baird. The district is expected to save $389,000, which will allow the district to drop millage rate faster than originally anticipated.

discussed the superintendent evaluation form.