The River Valley School Board moved track resurfacing up to a high priority item because of deterioration of the high school track, which has not been resurfaced for 17 or 18 years.
The track in its present condition will still have to serve the district for the spring track season. It will be resurfaced as a summer project. Part of the project cost will come from local option sales tax revenue.
The school board approved a contract for support staff that increases the wage and benefit package by 4.37 percent.
The board approved installation of fire alarms in the gym and four portable classrooms in Washta and in two portable classrooms in Correctionville.
The board approved telephone equipment for these classrooms at a total cost of $10,200.
The board approved the resignation of Chuck Hackett as middle school science teacher. Hiring was approved for Susan Reinking as an aid, just until the end of the school year, Graham Lundt as assistant baseball coach and Chris Still as girls golf coach.
The board approved purchase of a Blue Bird 66 passenger bus for $58,194 to replace a bus with 195,000 miles on it.
The board approved levying $107,000 for the partial budget guarantee. This is down $130,000 from the previous year.
The board approved the purchase of 50 lockers for 7th and 8th graders for $11,594.
The board approved a trip to the Valley Fair in Shakopee, Minn., for physics students.