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School board tables request from Redfield council

The White Hall School Board tabled action Feb. 12 on a petition from the Redfield City Council that the district release the Redfield Middle School property to the Keep Redfield Middle School organization when the school is closed at the end of the current school year.

Superintendent Larry Smith said he had has sought legal opinions on the proposal. The Keep Redfield Middle School group is seeking 503 (c) (3) nonprofit status under the Internal Revenue Code to operate a charter school.

A petition from the “Keep Redfield Middle School/Redfield Tri-county Charter School” to use the middle school gym and cafeteria for a Feb. 23 dance to raise funds was one of nine facility use requests approved by the board.

Assistant Athletic Director Tim Atkinson updated board members on the district’s athletic department fund-raising, noting more than $130,000 was donated through the Bulldog Pride campaign.

The money paid for a video scoreboard and new sound system for Bulldog Stadium, and new scoreboards for the baseball and softball fields.

He identified sources of funds for the department

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and various fund-raising programs, and a provided a list of potential programs and improvements.

Smith’s contract was extended to June 30, 2016, by the board after directors met in executive session to discuss several personnel matters.