School safety was a major focus of dialogue at the Wednesday meeting for the Holgate School board of education. Superintendent Kelly Meyers outlined four areas the district will concentrate their efforts toward in safety: the first is an upgrade of cameras on the property, another is access to the building doors, with the possibility of an intercom system being added. Other areas include installation of panic buttons in more areas of the building, and setting up training for staff in the event of a building intrusion.
The Holgate school board accepted the contribution from the athletic boosters of $68,000 toward an upgraded latex synthetic track. The district would be responsible for the annual maintenance of that track estimated at $5,500. A new contract was approved with the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for special education services, at a cost of $458,426 for next year. That’s about $83,000 lower than the current contract.
And the Holgate board approved Rhonda Slee and Brad Hurst as junior high track coaches for the coming season.