Marshfield School Board Update: Lunch prices, fieldhouse naming, officer elections
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield School District is increasing its breakfast and lunch prices for next year. The Marshfield Board of Education approved the increases on May 8.
Board member Dale Yakaites said the increases are being driven in part by a state mandate.
The Board signed off on a five cent increase for breakfast at the middle school and high school. The lunch price at the elementary level is going from $2.60 to $2.70. The rate at the middle school is moving from $2.75 to $2.80. The high school price is going up from $2.90 to $3.
Fieldhouse naming rights
The board also approved the annual naming rights for the High School Fieldhouse, which goes each year to the highest bidder at the annual Booster Bash. The winning bid, once again, belongs to the Boson Company of Marshfield, which had a winning bid of $10,500.
Rural Virtual Academy
The board also learned that the district is losing fewer students to the Rural Virtual Academy, according to board member Frances Bohon.
The Marshfield School District has an affiliate membership with the Rural Virtual Academy (RVA), in an attempt to keep students from opting out of the district. The affiliation is seen as a way to better meet the needs of students who are choosing the online academy, and they can still be counted as Marshfield students for purposes of enrollment and additional state aid. The RVA is based in the Medford School District and is available to students in Spencer, Stratford, Pittsville, Auburndale, Colby, Abbotsford, Medford, and nine other districts.
During the May 8 meeting, Frances Bohon was reelected board president; Dale Yakaites was chosen as vice president; Mark Konrardy was elected board treasurer, and Sam Steiner was chosen clerk.
New member sworn in
Kajal Sitwala was sworn in May 8, taking her seat on the school board. She was the top vote-getter among three registered write-in candidates in the April 2 election. Sitwala wins a seat vacated by Amber Kiggens-Leifheit, who decided not to seek reelection.