School board looks at soccer, another bond referendum, and a new club

Greene County High School soccer players will continue going opposite directions for one more season after the board reversed a decision about sharing partners.

At the October meeting the board decided to ends its sharing agreement with Carroll High School for girls soccer, and to share both girls and boys soccer with Boone High School for the 2016 season. Greene County boys have previously played with Boone.

The board heard at that meeting that only one Greene County girl plays soccer in Carroll. What board members didn’t know was that the lone girl is a senior.

Craig Anderson, father of senior soccer player Cheyanne Anderson, told the board Monday that when Cheyanne was a freshman, Boone had refused to share soccer. Cheyanne has made friends and is an accepted member of the Carroll soccer team. She even traveled to Scotland with the Carroll High soccer team. “She’s put in her work in Carroll. If she goes to Boone, she’s going to be the new girl. I don’t think she’ll get much playing time,” he said.

Board members John McConnell and Sam Harding both said they didn’t know who the lone player is, or what grade she is in. “I’m guessing we’re willing to change the decision now that we know,” Harding said.

The board approved a motion to share girls soccer with Carroll for one more year.

In other action, the board approved a contract with Shive-Hattery Inc in preparation for an April bond referendum vote.

Shive-Hattery will do a cursory review of the administrative building (formerly south grade), the Intermediate School in Grand Junction and the Middle School to determine the cost of improvements needed for continued Greene County Schools use; provide example energy consumption data showing operational cost analysis for similar schools with geothermal HVAC systems; attend committee planning meetings to help guide and support pre-referendum activities; attend up to two town hall meetings if needed; and provide informational graphics illustrating data toward educating the public.

The board approved the contract in an amount not to exceed $15,000. The new contract brings the total paid to Shive-Hattery to $51,600. The first contract, in Sept. 2014, was for pre-design work at a cost of $28,500. Last April another contract was approved for $8,100 for work done relative to the administrative building.

Also, the board approved its second high school special interest club in two months. The board in October approved a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Club. At Monday’s meeting, the board approved a Music Club. Members of the club will gather to discuss how music affects their daily lives, learn new ways to look at music, and understand the impact music can have on society. Students Michael Kennedy and Reilly Harrington are organizing the club, with band director Wes Anderson on board as adult supervisor.

 

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