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ELC Schools - Leonard: Numbers light for fall sports

Boys to field full X-country team

August 20, 2012
By Michael Tidemann - Staff Writer , Estherville Daily News

While the numbers are relatively light overall, Estherville Lincoln Central will field a full boys cross-country team, the ELC activities director told the board of education Monday night.

Brad Leonard said there were 125 students out for fall sports - down in every area except cross-country which he said would field the first full boys team in many years.

Meanwhile, Leonard said he is still looking for coaches for basketball and wrestling positions.

Leonard lauded the community support that helped make the Fall Sports Showcase last Friday night a success. He particularly singled out John Semrad for helping with every scoreboard for the school that he could remember.

Bob Grems, Regional Wellness Center director, said locker room floors will be replaced in the swimming area next Tuesday through Thursday.

High-school principal Frank Christenson noted transfers into the district were on the "plus side" compared to transfers out. Christenson also noted improvements in test scores which he said would officially be out Wednesday.

Superintendent Tara Paul noted improved math scores in the Annual Yearly Progress Report, but the district will be a watched school in the area of reading.

The board approved agreements with Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. to use school-owned properties and with Iowa Lakes Community College for the career and technical education and post secondary education opportunity courses.

The board also approved adult lunch prices to $3 to meet federal requirements that adult lunches exceed the reimbursement rate of $2.77.



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