Hillsboro School Board Looking for Land for Possible New School
Hillsboro, ND — The Hillsboro School Board held their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday morning, April 8th. At the meeting Superintendent Paula Suda asked for and received approval from the board to advertise in the Hillsboro Banner requesting area landowner contact the school if interested in selling land to potentially build a new school. Suda says with a growing district and increased maintenance coasts due to the buildings age, she wants the board to be prepared should the district outgrow the current high school.
The board also approved hiring RSC associates to conduct a district demographic study about future enrollment in the district. Suda says with the new Riverwalk development in Hillsboro bringing additional families to Hillsboro, the study will be a valuable tool to decide if a new school will be needed, and when.
Suda said there are several summer projects the school wants to get done and the first couple were approved on Thursday as the board approved the purchase of a new lawn mower and selected bids for some construction work at the baseball field.
Suda said some federal relief money the school received cam in under projection, but the school was able to hire a full-time intervention specialist at the elementary school.
The board also approved the resignation of Social Studies teacher and Speech coach Maggie Pacella. The next School Board Meeting is scheduled for May 13th at the High School Library.