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Hillsboro School Board approves payment to city
Money will offset cost for closing five rural town halls during referendum voting
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With the Hillsboro School District referendum being history, the Board unanimously authorized payment of $280.95 to the city at its meeting Monday night to offset the cost incurred for the closing of five municipalities for the February voting.

When the townships decided against opening their town halls for the few voters that would come, Hillsboro City Clerk Sheila Schraufnagel took over the responsibility and her election crew handled the extra voters who showed up.

The money was given to the City of Hillsboro with the appreciation of the School District.

The Board also unanimously authorized the payment of  $10,903 for the CESA 4 Service Contract of 2015-2016.

The Board also voted to continue with current policy in which only head coaches are paid positions.

High School teacher and boys basketball coach Curt Hildreth asked and unanimously received permission from the Board to plan an April 4 trip to a Milwaukee Bucks basketball game for those who participated in the Hoops for Hearts fundraiser.

The Board unanimously approved contracting with The Insurance Center to act as a broker for health and dental insurance.

High School Principal Greg Zimmerman reported that the 11th-grade students took the ACT exams last Tuesday and Wednesday and thanked the Hillsboro Firemen for the use of their Community Center, which proved to be the perfect setting for both days.

The 10th grade Hillsboro tudents and upper-classmen leaders joined students from New Lisbon and Royall for the Respect Repeat seminar at New Lisbon last Friday.

Track and Field practice started Monday. Softball begins on March 16 and baseball starts on March 23.

In winter sports, the girls’ basketball team made it to the regional finals and the wrestling team qualified one wrestler, Jason Griffiths, for the sectional meet.

Michaela Bach earned her fourth straight trip to State, taking 13th in all-around competition as part of a cooperative team consisting of athletes from Viroqua, Cashton, North Crawford, and Hillsboro.

The boys’ basketball team won the WIAA Division 5 regional final Saturday night  and now plays in the sectional semi-final Thursday night against Gilmanton at La Crosse Central.

After a closed session, the Board voted to issue a preliminary notice of non-renewal to a teacher.