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School district transfers property

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

By Ken Ross, Managing editor

The Cherokee School District got rid of property for a dollar but will continue using it.

The school district owned the parking lot at the swimming pool, across the street from the high school campus.

The city of Cherokee requested that the school board turn over ownership to the city since the city plans on expanding the parking lot as a part of the Aquatic Center/Gillette Park project.

John Chalstrom, superintendent, recommended that the school board authorize the transfer of property. He said that the school district doesn't maintain the lot and that the school district has liability for any accident that occurs there.

Chalstrom said that the school district will still be able to use the parking lot for school and activities.

The board voted to authorize a quit claim deed.

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It was reported that a recent dinner and auction by the Cherokee Foundation was highly successful, raising about $9,000.

Chalstrom gave a heads up that there will likely be a future push to raise the compulsory attendance age to 18.

The board approved early graduation requests for four students at the conclusion of the current semester, pending successful completion of required courses.

The board approved providing a lifetime activity pass to Molly Olhausen who has retired. According to Chalstrom, she has shown unwavering dedication to the activities of the school.



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