School to sell primary portable
By Nancy McGill
The old portable building next to the Thayer Central primary building at Sixth and Jefferson Streets will be the first to go.
Thayer Central’s board of education authorized its sale during its March meeting.
“Our main goal is selling it off,” Superintendent Drew Harris said.
The portable was purchased by the district 40 years ago.
In other business, three new teachers were hired – Jessa Klute for kindergarten; Paige Petersen for elementary special education; and Megan Heitmann for preschool.
Klute will step in for Nanci Dye, who is retiring. Petersen is taking over for Julie Kriesel, who served the district for over 20 years.
Two resignations were accepted. Jean Thompson, the district’s housekeeper for 18 years is retiring, along with Mel Burgess in custodial services. Burgess’s wife is with the school part time. She will retire as well.
Over the summer, the district is planning to replace bleachers in the high school gymnasium and make upgrades to the locker rooms in the Intermediate building.
Harris said the projects are separate from the ongoing construction to expand the school.
Summer improvements will include upgrades in two high school classrooms, total replacement of the high school lockers and moving playground equipment from the primary building to the main campus.