Board considers public use of new fitness center
Baltic School nears completion on H.S. addition
September 18. 2012 6:27PM
With two new additions to the Baltic High School property, the district’s school board considered admittance options at the school’s new fitness center.
Superintendent Bob Sittig said that he’d heard questions of whether or not the facility would be open to public community use beyond students.
The administrator said that the issues at hand with such a development would be who would pay on-site monitors and whether or not to charge for use.
He said his concern with allowing 24/7 access would include possible misuse of school-owned equipment during unmonitored hours, when the facility is first and foremost meant for the students.
Board member Darin Larson said that community use would be a possibility to consider at some point.
“I would like to see the community have the opportunity to use it, but have it supervised,” he said.
Board president Dave Haagenson said that letting the students use it for a while before opening it up to community members might be the best route. The board took no official action on the matter.
In regards to the school’s now-completed track complex structure, project leader Steve Schmidt was on-hand at the meeting to update the board on leftover elements to the building.
He said that dirt work and window caulking were some of the last items left to accomplish. He also thanked the group of volunteers that came out to assist on finishing the building.
Sittig said that at the initial football games held at the complex, he’s received positive feedback on the new building. “It looks very nice. It’s very functional. It’s just a very good addition to the football/track complex.”