Worth County Discusses Sports Cooperatives During March Board Meeting

Worth County School Board members conditionally approved a couple expenditures contingent upon the passage of the April 2nd bond election during their meeting held Monday night. Worth County will have a no tax increase debt service question before voters in April. If that measure is approved by the majority vote on April 2nd, the board approved the purchase of new lights and poles for the softball field and the purchase of bleachers to be constructed on the west side of the football field and track. Financing from the approved measure would also allow the construction a secure vestibule from the Agriculture Building to the high school hallway, improve the HVAC systems, replace roofs and gutters, renovate the building entrances, and complete other repairs as funds would allow.

Board members also discussed sports cooperatives with the Northeast Nodaway School District and the current situations of both schools. Worth County currently participates in a sports cooperative with Northeast Nodaway for baseball and football. Worth County’s board was also approached in January with interest about adding girls volleyball as a fall sport. No action was taken based on the cooperative discussion, but the district will continue to monitor participation and enrollment.

The board approved a Worth County Pre-K through 6th grade summer school for May 20th through June 7th. A Credit Recovery Summer School will also be held May 20th through June 3rd.

The board amended next year’s school calendar to extend the first quarter until October 18th. Pre-K applications are open and will be taken through March 29th.

Worth County has two elementary teacher positions available. Teacher renewal contracts were also offered for the 2024-25 school year.