money will help
Platte get equipment
The North Platte School District has received a grant
from Platte County for the purchase of cardiovascular
exercise equipment, according to Superintendent Dr. Francis
Moran made the announcement at the district's Board of
Education meeting last Wednesday.
The grant of approximately $41,000 will go towards the
purchase of three treadmills and three recumbent exercise
bicycles to be installed in North Platte's multi-purpose
building, located near the football field at the high
school in Dearborn.
In accepting the grant, North Platte agreed to keep the
multi-purpose building and all its exercise equipment
open to the public for 20 hours a week.
"It's great that the county is doing this,"
Moran said. "Though there will be some expense to
the district due to providing the necessary supervision,
it is still a good opportunity."
It is not yet clear when the multi-purpose building will
open to the community. Moran reported that work on the
building is "going well." A privacy wall has
been erected and workers are now finishing the installation
of lockers on the junior high side of the building.
The board also discussed different options for asphalting
the area around the building. Herzog Construction Co.
has submitted a "very good bid," according to
Moran, but they could not do the work until October.
"We would like to have it complete by the beginning
of football season," Moran said, "so we will
continue to look for other bids."
Moran also reported on the installation of Pella windows
in the junior high building.
"They really add to the building," he said.
"It's going so well, we might look into doing additional
rooms at the intermediate school in the future."
In other business, the board had its first reading of
policy revisions and a discussion of goals for 2002-2003.
These, as well as a levy hearing, will be on the agenda
for the Aug. 21 meeting.