Local school board ROUNDUP

∫ The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education on Monday will consider the sale of a student-built house in Wildcat Court. The board’s Finance Committee and Director of Career and Technical Education Joyce McCoy recommends the board accept the $252,000 offer on the home, which was the highest bid.

The home was constructed by students in Alpena High School’s Building Trades class. Money from the sale of the home reimburses the district for the cost of building it and allows the class to start on its next home, McCoy said.

∫ Lorenzo “Larry” Johns was selected as the new principal of Pied Piper School and special education supervisor by the Alpena Montmorency Alcona Educational Service District Board of Education.

Johns has seven years of experience in special education services and more than 20 years of experience working with children. His contract is effective July 1 and he’ll earn an annual salary of $90,031. His contract is set to expire on June 30, 2022.

The AMA ESD board also awarded a $387,962 contract for renovations at Pied Piper to the Saginaw-based Wolgast Corp. The project will include replacing the roof, ceiling tiles, lighting, and windows. The ceiling of the woodshop will also be lowered to create additional storage space.

∫ Hillman Community Schools on Thursday received its propane buses. Superintendent Carl Seiter said the buses will help the district save money by reducing annual operating costs. The district also received a $24,000 grant toward the project from the Michigan Propane Gas Association.

Hillman’s Class of 2020 will get a proper sendoff with a graduation ceremony scheduled for 8:30 p.m. July 10 at Hillman High School’s football field. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

∫ Graduates in Rogers City Area Schools’ Class of 2020 will get to walk in their graduation ceremony at 2:30 p.m. July 12 at Gilpin Field.


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