FREDERICKTOWN — Generous donations to the school district helped to make the first official school board meeting of new superintendent Matt Chrispin a pleasant one.
Chrispin told the News on Wednesday that FT Precision gave $5,000 to Project Lead the Way, and FTP representatives Brian Tucker and Melanie Earnest were at the meeting and warmly thanked by the school board. Dollar General donated $75 worth of miscellaneous supplies.
Other special guests at the meeting were junior members of the marching band. Chrispin said the young musicians talked with the board about plans to hold fundraisers to purchase new band uniforms because the current uniforms are 13 years old. The new uniforms are expected to cost $40,000, with about half that amount already in hand. One of the planned fundraisers is a dance-a-thon in February. Chrispin said it will span several “generations” of music.
There was more good news at the meeting, said Chrispin. The sewage pump station at the field house should be completed by the first home game, meaning “no more port-a-toilets.” Also, security upgrades in the district have been completed.
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