Worth County Determines Winter Sports Protocols

Worth County Activities Director Chris Healy presented the Winter Sports Activity Procedures that included the admission and seating procedures for this year during a meeting held Thursday.

The district plans to limit attendance to 50% of the gym’s capacity. Elementary age children will not be admitted unless they are accompanied by an adult and will need to stay with that adult at all times. The district’s website has more information about how to obtain a winter sports pass.

Superintendent Dr. Matthew Martz reported that the USDA food program that provides anyone up to 18 years old to receive breakfast and a lunch at no cost has been extended to the end of the 2020-21 school year. Families with young children at home may participate in the program and should contact the elementary school office to order meals and make arrangements for pick-up.

Two contracts were approved. Fisher Track Refurbishment has the contract for the maintenance of the track facility. Worth County’s all-weather track needs to be refurbished every few years. That work will take place in the late spring of 2021 after the track season ends. Money will be used from the capital projects and the track fund.

A contract with NW Cellular was also approved to purchase mobile hotspots that are being funded with the Missouri Student Connectivity grant and a matching grant from the CARES funding distribution.

The Worth County board approved the second reading of policies up for review, the district-wide appointments, and updated the daily salary rates for substitutes.

The board also declared several technology-related items, a 15-passenger bus, a sedan, and a 5-cubic foot freezer as surplus. Those parties that are interested the items can find more information about placing a bid by going to the district website or by contacting the district office.