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Board hears private students request to participate in athletics
Seneca School District

SENECA - At the Seneca Area School District Board Meeting held on Monday, Feb. 17, the board learned a parent of a student in the district has asked about that student being able to participate in high school sports. The student currently attends a private school in the district. The board discussed the situation, but took no action. 

The school athletic directors of the Ridge and Valley Conference have recommended that pay should be increased for referees and other game officials, in order to keep pace with other area conference reimbursement. The school district administrators also approved of the increased pay proposal. The Seneca School Board discussed the proposal, but took no action.

The board also discussed a shared services agreement with Wauzeka-Steuben to contract a few days of school psychologist services from Seneca, for evaluating some students. The board approved a 66.030 shared services agreement with Wauzeka-Steuben, for reimbursement. Passed 6-0.

In the district administrator’s report, the board learned the final student count  in January was 270, the same as September student count.

    The school board was presented with the Achievement Gap Reduction intervention outcomes from the first semester. The district is required to report to the school board after each semester.

The board also reviewed a summary of the 2019-20 District Budget was reviewed. 

In other business, the Seneca Area School District Board:

• learned the van the school ordered from Fillback Motors was picked up February 12. 

• congratulated eighth grader Tristen Starkey who finished fifth at the West Sectional Spelling Bee that took place at Weston Schools on January 29

• congratulated Owen Oppriecht for winning the school-level geography bee contest on January 31. Jacob Payne placed second and Jack Gallagher finished third. 17 students participated in grades five through eight. 

19 students participated in Sub-district Forensics on February 10 at Cassville. They all advanced to district competition at UW-Platteville on March 21. Congratulations to them!

• Wellness Day is Scheduled for Wednesday, March 11

• Reality Check is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22.

This story was prepared with material provided by the Seneca Area School District, as weather prevented the Independent-Scout from attending the meeting.