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High school to get $50,000 in driveway upgrades

The driveways at Alexandria Area High School will soon receive a $50,000 upgrade.

Information was provided at Monday night's school board meeting after an April 11 budget and facilities meeting.

The driveway work is part of the district's capital improvement projects for this summer. Work at the high school, including curb and gutters, will take place along the south driveway, which is at the intersection of 50th Avenue and also along the north driveway (bus loop).

No action was taken by the school board at this meeting as these projects were part of the capital improvement plan, which was approved at a previous meeting.

Donations accepted

School board members approved several donations and grants at Monday's meeting, including the following:

• A $1,000 grant from Horizon Public Health and the Statewide Health Improvement Plan to Community Education to support the summer garden at Woodland Elementary School.

• A $1,500 grant from the CHS Foundation to the high school's ag department to provide funding for award winners to attend a CASE Institute this summer.

• A donation of $4,615.52 from the Red Line Hockey Booster Club for the salary and benefits for the assistant boys' hockey coach.

• A donation of $7,033.84 from the Band Booster Club to hire a marching band assistant band director and an assistant color guard position.

• A donation of $25,000 from the Grid Club to the high school's football program.


The board also accepted letters of retirement from the following staff members:

• Jeanne Frederick, social worker, 27 years

• Jill Foley, teacher, 17 years

• Chris Biegner, teacher, 31 years

• Lydia Erickson, teacher, 34 years

Celeste Edenloff

Celeste Edenloff is a reporter for the Echo Press. She has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area for about 18 years. Celeste worked as a reporter for the newspaper from May of 1999 to February 2011, and is looking forward once again to sharing the stories of the people of Alexandria and surrounding areas. A self-labeled fitness freak, Celeste also works part-time as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer and enjoys running and participating in races.  


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