All is quiet at schools, students on spring break

March 30, 2017

By John Raffel

All is relatively quiet on the school front this week.

“We are on break this week,” McBain superintendent Steve Brimmer said. “There are very few people around. Custodians and maintenance use this time to catch up on some of the work that’s hard to do when staff and students are around. Other than that, it’s very quiet.”

That’s also the case at the Marion School District.

But as superintendent Mort Meier points out, it won’t be quiet for long.

Area schools are on spring break this week.

Area schools are on spring break this week.

“Spring break is this week for Marion and our ISD,” Meier said. “School resumes next Monday. The custodial staff takes this time to spiff up and polish the schools for our return. Then it is full speed ahead with track and girls softball and boys baseball seasons. We will take the next steps for bond projects beginning this summer.”

It was last May when voters approved the bond project and-behind-the-scenes work has been done to get going.”

It’s been pointed out by school officials that the approved bond issue would update temperature control systems and reduce energy costs and, with new technology equipment for student use, would help prepare students for 21st century jobs.

The bond issue secured three new busses, added security hardware and exterior doors. School officials also expect to replace the junior-senior high school backup boiler and add new temperature controls in both buildings and have new heating units in the 1992 high school addition. They will replace, at the football stadium, the cracked concrete wall and railing at existing bleachers and replace sanitary and electrical service to existing concession buildings.

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