The Minster Board of Education met on Dec. 21, below are noteworthy items from that meeting. To find out the rest of the information on these three topics, pick up the Dec. 29 edition of the Community Post.
CARES Subgrant, new communications system coming
The board voted to approve the village of Minster’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Subgrant of $35,000 to “assist them in providing educational opportunities to residents of the village during the COVID19 pandemic.”
That $35,000 will be going towards the purchase of a new communication platform for the district.
Elementary School Board Report
Minster Elementary Principal Leanne Keller reported to the board that they were in the initial stages of planning a Makerspace at the elementary.
A Makespace is a collaborative work area where students can use Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related skills to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment and knowledge.
Elementary playground expansion
At the start of the meeting, the board accepted $5,250 in donations from the Loretta Herkenhoff Charitable Trust ($5,000) and the Minster Community Fund ($250) to go towards the elementary playground expansion.