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Woodland Child Care needs staff

KINGSFORD — The Breitung Township School District needs more staff for its Woodland Child Care Center.

The school board was told earlier this week the facility has a waiting list of families but struggles with a shortage of qualified candidates to accommodate more students.

Space is an issue as well, with early talks on perhaps relocating the central office to allow expanding child care and other programs, the board was told.

The Building, Grounds and Transportation Committee on Oct. 1 also discussed looking at some of the properties adjacent to Kingsford middle school and high school complex for additional space.

In other action, the board Monday:

— Authorized the Foreign Language Club taking a two-week trip to England, Scotland and Ireland in June 2021, to be paid by each individual through fundraising.

— Will allow high school counselor Lisa Harry and two students to make a campus visit to Ave Maria University.

— Accepted Mary Burgess’ retirement from food services after 14 years, effective in January.

— Approved hiring Michelle Carol as a 2.5-hour kitchen helper.

— Called for volunteers and judges for the middle school robotics competition set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9, at Kingsford Middle School. Those interested should contact Amanda Gibbons, the district’s STEM/Robotics 21st-century learning coordinator.

— Heard that Breitung Township fourth- and fifth-graders as well as the Kingsford High School band will participate in the cutting ceremony for the state Capitol Christmas Tree, which is coming from Iron Mountain, on Thursday Oct. 24. Justin Cowen, Woodland Elementary assistant principal, plans to livestream the event.

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