New Lake elementary is on schedule


MILLBURY – Construction of Lake Schools new elementary is trending ahead of schedule.

Demolition of the current building will start after June 3, which is when the new school is turned over to the district, said Dave Schaffer, director of buildings and facilities, at the Feb. 21 school board meeting.

There will be an online auction from May 1-15 of items in the elementary with item pickup May 28-31.

The district is saving $9,000 in furniture costs by changing the building to PK-5, said board member Nick Baer.

Also at the meeting, the board:

• Learned only 12 students were not attending Camp Michindoh this week. That decision was their choice and activities were planned to mimic what they would have experienced at camp.

• Learned the high school musical, “Mamma Mia!” will be performed March 14-16 at 7 p.m. and March 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors and $12 for adults.

• Was told forums for community input as the district begins its superintendent search did not have a large turnout. The application period is still open.

• Approved the 2024-25 school calendar. The first day of school for students will be Sept. 3; winter break is from Dec. 23-Jan. 6; spring break is from April 17-22, 2026; commencement is May 18; and the last day for students is June 5.

• Passed a resolution supporting the Fair School Funding Plan.

• Approved an overnight field trip for biology classes grades 9-11 to Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island on May 6-7.

• Accepted donations of $350 for the Glider Pack Program from the Buschmann Family; $850 for the Glider Pack Program from Sun Federal; $2,000 for the Holiday Sharing Program from S & G Store Millbury & Sylvania; and estimated $175 in winter coats, hats and gloves from St. Paul’s Church – Suzie’s Coats; an estimated $35 in elementary school supplies from St. Peter’s UCC; an anonymous donation of $300 for the middle school camp fund; and an estimated $10 in toothpaste and toothbrushes from Mary Vibbard.

• Approved a settlement agreement with a student’s family related to a special education case. The family wasn’t happy with some of the decisions the district made regarding the student, said Superintendent Jim Witt.

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