M-P board accepts bid, tours buildings
WELLMAN — Within about 15 minutes Monday the Mid-Prairie Board of Education dealt with routine business and a singe agenda item: accepting the low bid for diesel fuel. The contract was awarded to the Kalona Oil Company for the third consecutive years who bid $1.07 per gallon for No. 2 diesel and $2.17 for winter blend. Other bidder was Hershberger Oil with $1.135 for No. 2 diesel.
In other business, the board accepted the resignations of high school varsity baseball coach Ryan Koller, sevent- grade boys’ basketball coach and girls’ assistant track coach Ryan Duwa, and seventh-grade softball coach Hannah Miller.
They also hired Kara Beatty as high school strength and conditioning coach, fall only, at $1,493.62 and Randy Billups as high school assistant wrestling coach, at $3,436.80.
The board then held a work session that involved touring the Alternative Learning Center in Wellman and the middle and elementary schools in Kalona.