Norway-Vulcan eyes school millage for November ballot

NORWAY — Norway-Vulcan Area School District residents likely will be asked Nov. 5 to authorize a 10-year sinking fund millage for building improvements, security and technology upgrades.

The board intends to seek a special election for a sinking fund millage not to exceed 3 mills, or $3 per $1,000 of taxable property, over the next decade.

The district would collect about $526,517 a year if voters pass the measure, most of which would be used for a new heating control system for the school, Superintendent Louis Steigerwald said.

In other business, the board:

— Approved contracts for non-bargaining unit employees Kristi Cazzola, Vania Brown, Steve Andrews, Chuck Pellegrini, Rico Meneghini, Joe Tinti, Susie Neuens and Steigerwald.

— Recommended Elizabeth Benz, Chris Berndt, Brittany Connery, Tammy DeBakker, Jeff Gallino, Sam Galvin, Brooke Granquist, Cassandra Gustafson, Karen Hackstock, Sarah Kleikamp, Katie Mendina, Joby Sullivan, Kaitlyn Ware and Nicole Weber advance on or receive tenure.

— Hired Zach Fix as a middle school social studies teacher.

— Agreed to seek bids of $30,000 or less for a new pickup truck to replace an older vehicle in disrepair.

— Accepted policy updates, with minor changes to attendance, curriculum development and school safety information, among other things.

— Renewed the NVAS as a section 105 and section 105c school of choice for the 2019-20 school year. The classification allows the school to enroll students living outside the district.

— Also renewed membership with the Michigan High School Athletic Association.