School Briefs: Dells sees daily attendance hike
October 30. 2012 2:39PM
Average daily attendance rises in Dells district
During her report to the Dell Rapids School Board at its meeting Oct. 22, superintendent Summer Schultz updated the group and the public on student attendance so far this fall.
She said that overall schoolwide attendance is up from last year at this time, 920 from 917. Individually, the elementary clocks in at 326, middle school at 276 and high school at 318.
The 10th through 12th grade counts also include students, as well as partial credit students, from St. Mary High School, as well as the special education program.
In addition, the 79 count for kindergarten includes 14 kindergarten prep attendees.
The numbers were presented as follows:
Elementary: Kindergarten (79), First Grade (62), Second Grade (52), Third Grade (72) and Fourth Grade (61)
Middle School: Fifth Grade (72), Sixth Grade (69), Seventh Grade (66) and Eighth Grade (66)
High School: Ninth Grade (66); 10th Grade (82, including five St. Mary); 11th Grade (88, including seven St. Mary and one SPED); 12th Grade (82, including four St. Mary and four SPED)
Board approves truck purchase for winter
The school boardís most recent meeting last week brought up discussion on the purchase of a used truck for snow removal this winter.
The truck had endured some damaged from collision with a deer, but the 2002 Ford was discounted to allow repair costs, as reported by transportation/facilities supervisor Todd Wiebenga.
The board voted to approve the payment of $7,300 to seller Robert Heim, with a plow attachment purchase to be discussed at a future meeting.