Worth County School Board Begins Capital Improvement Work Following Bond Approval

Worth County Superintendent Chris Healy provided Worth County School Board with budget updates and personnel cost projections for the 2024-25 school year during a meeting held Wednesday night. Worth County School District voters approved a bond issue earlier this month that will fund capital improvements for the district. Some of the bids for those projects were approved Wednesday. Those bids included concrete for the supports of the football bleachers and softball lights at ballfield complex. The installation for those lights will be in July. Plans for secure hallway and vestibules are being completed and will be put out for bid this summer.

Board members accepted the FFA Foundation Grant award of $18,480 to the ag department for renovation of the welding area in the shop.

The Career Ladder Plan was approved for the 2024-25 school year.

Superintendent Healy told board members that 75 percent of school expenditures are projected to be spent on personnel for the 2024-25 school year.

Worth County’s board approved a contract with EdCounsel to provide policies, manual, handbooks, and guide documents for the district.

Board members received a report on pre-K and kindergarten screenings and meetings. 24 kindergarten families attended the meeting and 10 pre_K families attended.

Non-certified staffing positions were approved for the 2024-25 school year. Extra duty assignments were also approved for 2024-25.

During reorganization, Worth County’s board elected Patricia Warner and Amanda Gilland to serve new terms. The officers for the Worth County School Board will remain the same.