Three things you missed at the W-G School Board Meeting

Libbie Randall - Staff
The W-G School Board typically meets on the third Monday of every month. PHOTO BY LIBBIE RANDALL/THE PERRY CHIEF

The Woodward-Granger School Board met on Tuesday, Sept. 18 to discuss various items including the school district’s upcoming homecoming celebrations, Grandwood updates, and the advertisements that will be featured on the football scoreboard and how those funds are distributed.

A representative from the W-G student council was present to give updates regarding Homecoming week and the Homecoming Carnival. Plans are underway to execute the usual festivities, but volunteers are still needed to work the carnival. Homecoming week will begin on Sept. 24.

Rebekka Maass was in attendance and gave the council several important updates regarding the new Grandwood building. Mass said the current Grandwood Early Learning Center is at capacity as for as enrollment with about 10 other applicants on the wait list. As for the new building, Mass informed the board that the intended capacity once that is finished it will hold 75 students for a full school day five days per week. The construction at that site is well underway with only a few delays to do the mass amounts of rain.

In regards to the football scoreboard and the advertisement revenues it will bring in. Superintendent Brad Anderson and Activities Director Matt Eichhorn talked in advanced about how funds would be distributed and presented their plans to the board.

“Our initial idea was that ad revenue would go back to Pebble to help fund the board,” Eichhorn said at Tuesday’s meeting. “All ads are filled and revenue is coming beginning to come in.”

The discussion went on to debate whether or not that money will be going back to towards the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) to pay back a portion of the cost of the board or to pay in full. If only part of the funds were to go towards Peppl, the board discussed various particular activities to fund. Eichhorn brought up both the golf and cross country teams as the two activities needing the most financial assistance.

Another question was brought up in regards to whether or not the school needs to let the various advertising businesses know where their money will be going.

“I’m sure they assume it is going towards the cost of the score board,” said Eichhorn. “In any other I’m sure they all simply want to support the school.

As of now the current ad revenue adds up to $3,750. Eichhorn also predicted that in the future, these advertisement opportunities could bring in anywhere between $3,000 to 4,500 annually. The total cost of the scoreboard and installation was totaled out to be $49,000. The board will have further discussion at the next meeting.

The W-G School Board will meet again on Monday, Oct. 15 at the High School Media Center.