PBHS/MHS co-op golf team approved

Staff writer

In an effort to cut team costs for both schools, Peabody-Burns Board of Education approved a cooperative golf team with Marion at Monday’s monthly meeting.

The new Warrior team will be coached by Peabody-Burns coach Jim Pohlman and practice at Marion Country Club. The team will split travel costs.

“I believe it will be a good opportunity for younger kids to play with a full junior varsity team,” Superintendent Ron Traxson said.

The board met in executive session for 30 minutes with Larry Sherer of Oklahoma to discuss options on returning to him a donated 1932 Phaeton hot rod.

Students were restoring the car as part of the automotive program that was cut due to budgetary concerns earlier this year. The board has been trying to settle how to return the car and its parts back to Sherer for several months.

“It’s been an ongoing issue and I would like to see it resolved soon,” Traxson said. “Sherer is coming up next week to see what parts we can find so we can settle up.”

Sherer donated two cars and several parts to be used by the automotive program in the fall of 2009. According to Traxson, several of the donated parts were used on other cars, and the school district will pay Sherer market value for the donated parts that are unable to be located when Sherer visits next week.

After next week’s visit, Traxson hopes to settle on an amount to pay Sherer for the used parts, and release the car and remaining parts back to Sherer.

“No school was doing a program like this, that’s why I made the initial donation,” Sherer said at Monday’s meeting. “Hopefully someday the funding will be there for the program to continue, because it’s needed.”

In other news:

  • The board discussed plans for attending the Kansas Association of School Boards Annual Convention Dec. 6 through 8 in Wichita.
  • The board approved Peabody-Burns Elementary School Site Council members.
  • The board approved an Educational Services and Staff Development Association of Central Kansas agreement for the next five years for their staff educational and development services.
  • The board met in a 15-minute executive session to discuss a certified staff report, and again for 30 minutes to discuss personnel matters.
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