OW School Board Discusses Masks

Travis Rogers, Jr.

OW School Board Discusses Masks

2 mins
September 15, 2020

On Monday, September 14, the Owen-Withee School Board met in regular session. After discussing updated information on the November referendum, the Board took up several new (or continuing) issues.

Zach Feind was hired as the Middle School football Coach, replacing Jeff Rasmussen who resigned last week. It was also announced that one high school coaching position had to be eliminated.

One encouraging, even exciting, item was the Solar Array Project proposed and donated by former District student Cal Couillard. The solar array will be placed on the north lawn of the high school. The panels will generate 100kw/h and is expected to save the District $20,000 per year. All at no cost to the District. Installation of the array could be as early as next Spring. A Paul Heggemeier/Kim Amacher motion was unanimously approved.

Spectators at school sporting events was also discussed. Each player and coach will receive four tickets per game. The tickets will have that person’s contact information in case of the need for contact tracing. Masks will be required for all persons at indoor sporting events. There will be no concession stands in operation. The Board also decided against charging for tickets.

In discussing face covering, it was noted that the state order for face coverings will expire on September 28. Several parents were in attendance to discuss their desires regarding their children and the wearing of masks. Following a District Administrator Bob Houts recommendation, the Board extended the current face covering policy until the November Board meeting.

High School principal Matt Cihlar announced that all Homecoming plans were currently on hold.

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Travis Rogers, Jr.

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