USD 398 enrollment down 30 students

Staff writer

The USD 398 board of education discussed enrollment numbers for the district Monday.

The total student head count was 329, down from 359 a year ago. There are 161 students at Peabody-Burns Elementary School, 63 students at Peabody-Burns Junior High, and 105 students at Peabody-Burns High School.

In other business:

  • After a 30-minute executive session, three people were hired. Richard Holm will fill a maintenance position. Lisa Hodges will be an assistant in the Central Office. Jim Philpott was hired as an assistant coach for Peabody Junior High football team.
  • The board decided to invest $125,000 from the Litton/Kleiwer estate in a five-year CD with a 2.4 percent rate at Community National Bank.
  • The Peabody-Burns High School FCCLA members will travel to Albuquerque, N.M., Nov. 3 through 5 for a national meeting.
  • Board member Tony Zappone was selected as a delegate for the annual KSB convention December 3 through 5.
  • A challenge course for Peabody-Burns Adventure Club was discussed. The board made no action but pondered the best location for the course and how it will be funded.
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