At their Sept. 25 meeting he Osceola School Board voted against a proposal that would allow athletes to participate in two sports each season. While dual sports have occurred in the past, according to Pete Kammerud, board members unanimously denied this request.
In their reasoning, board members expressed concern over how dual athletes would strike an imbalance among competing sports, resulting in practice and game conflicts.
Before voting against, Brian Meyer built on the Board’s resistance by clarifying that dual sports are offered in middle school, when students are determining what they would like to pursue and by high school, students should know which sports interest them.
Next, the Board approved the 2019-20 Parent Contract for Transportation to Non-Public Schools, specifically, St. Anne’s Catholic School in Somerset.
Business Manager, Lynette Edwards has been in the process of finalizing pupil counts before she reports them to Department of Public Instruction in early October. The Official 2019 Summer School Pupil Count was 97 this year, which is down from previous years.
As of Sept. 20, Edwards estimated the district’s student count at 1591, which is also down from previous years. However, she noted that the 2019 senior class was “pretty big so we did not gain that much in our incoming 4-K class this school year.”
At the moment, Edwards is waiting to hear from other districts regarding how many students in our district are attending those districts because she has to report that number to DPI too.
Final numbers will be ready at the Oct. 9 meeting.
The next Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
The next Regular Board Meeting is set for Oct. 9, at 6 p.m.