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No new bleachers at Darlington

DARLINGTON – A recommendation from the Building and Grounds Committee was given at the Darlington Community School District’s Board of Education meeting on Sept. 3 to not go forward with the purchase of new outdoor bleachers.

Board president Aaron Wolfe informed the board that at the committee meeting held on Aug. 29 they are suggesting that Maintenance Director Lee Black do some research into how they will be able to extend the life of the current bleachers.

Board member Joe Schilling made a motion to not move forward with purchasing new bleachers with Matt Crist seconding. The motion passed 7-1 with Bob Hermanson against.

Other Business

The Board of Education also approved/accepted:

- allowing students to participate in the Shullsburg’s Trap Shooting Program at no cost to the district. A number of students had approached Principal Aaron Lancaster about the possibility of starting a team at Darlington but there were not enough numbers to create a team. Shullsburg School District stated they would accept students from Darlington to participate with their team as a joint co-op team. It will not be recognized as a sport. It is currently not a WIAA sport. Students from Darlington would need to find their own transportation over to Shullsburg, along with paying for their own trap shooting rifles and ammunition.

- a donation from the Lion’s Club to cover the cost of impact testing.

- a fuel bid from New Horizons for 15 cents off the posted price.

- the Curriculum Pay Plan.

- a facility use request from Edward Jones Financial.

- Alex Wagner as a volunteer girls’ golf coach and Chad Golackson as a volunteer football coach.