School board gets look at summer work


As part of Monday's regular meeting, Wayne Community Schools board members took a tour of the high school to see firsthand the work that has been done in the building.
Board members viewed the new lockers, new lunch room tables and work in the high school gym.
Superintendent Mark Lenihan also told board members about needs in all the locker rooms in the school.
Lenihan praised the work of the maintenance staff for all the work completed during the summer.
He also presented budget information to the board. He stressed that until the final valuation numbers come in, the numbers are only estimates.
"The general fund expenditures are pretty much the same as last year, and after valuations come in on Aug. 20, we will know where we will need to set the levy," Lenihan said.
During reports from the administration, Wayne High Principal Mark Hanson told the board that the school will be hosting two foreign exchange students, a girl from Thailand and a boy from Sweden.
Wayne Community Schools Foundation Director Lindsay McLaughlin presented information on the upcoming Gift-A-Thon. The kickoff will be held Friday, Aug. 19 with the Blitz Day scheduled for Wednesday, Aug 24. Students in grades 9-12 will be divided into four groups to canvas the city, seeking donations.
McLaughlin also spoke of a donation by U-Save Pharmacy for a scholarship for a student to attend the Early Learning Center.
The board will hold a special meeting Monday, Aug. 29 at  5 p.m. for the purpose of approving financial claims before the end of the fiscal year.
The next regularly scheduled meeting will be Monday, Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. in the junior-senior high school.