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Trustees Approve Boiler For Southside

Trustees Approve Boiler For Southside Trustees Approve Boiler For Southside

The Wolf Point School Board approved the purchase of a new boiler at Southside Elementary School during its monthly meeting on Monday, March 11.

One of Southside’s two boilers is currently down and the other boiler is 21 years old.

Bids for the boiler were $31,488 from the Montana Boiler Service of Billings and $28,875 from Long Building Intelligence of Billings.

Facilities director Shane Reed said the boilers are the same, the amount difference comes in labor costs.

Trustees unanimously agreed to purchase the boiler from Long.

During the meeting, trustees approved the hiring of Joseph Webb as special education paraprofessional, Nathaniel Perkins as assistant custodian, Ronnie Davis as assistant custodian and Jaycee White as substitute custodian. Extra-curricular hires were Zander Ackerman as high school assistant track coach, Jason Brock as high school assistant track coach, Lindsay Nefzger as Lil Wolves’ volleyball coach and Jeremiah Whitright as high school assistant golf coach.

During reports, intern administrator Patricia Payne discussed the success of a family fun night that she organized at Southside School. She said more than 60 individuals attended the event, which included playing Bingo.

Junior high principal Dan Horsmon said that the SOS suicide prevention program is being presented at the school. The program helps determine which students might need help.

Horsmon said a speaker has been lined up in an attempt to decrease the vaping problem.

“It’s bad and a lot of our younger kids are doing it,” he added.

The program at the schools along with a presentation for families is scheduled for April 15.

Board chair Roxanne Gourneau stressed the importance of adding a program next year to help two spirit individuals. Gourneau said the students should be embraced and be treated equally.

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