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Silver Creek school work faces vote

District residents will be voting on a proposition that would enable the Silver Creek School District to make more than $10.5 million in improvements.

During its regular meeting Wednesday, School Board members approved a proposition to go before the voters March 13. The proposal calls for repair projects, including new roofs and improvements to drainage, windows and many areas on the district campus.

The district is expected to use $40,000 in capital funds from an existing account. The remaining costs will be absorbed by a new program offered by the state Department of Education. Improvements will be the topic of public meetings that will be held before the vote.

On another issue, board members heard a report from Secondary Principal John Hert-lein, who reviewed enrollment and noted there is movement of students transferring both in and out of the school district.

Hertlein also reviewed sports and extracurricular offerings at Silver Creek High School. He said 42 sports are offered, making Silver Creek among the leaders of school districts in sports offerings. The sports are equally divided, with 21 for boys and 21 for girls.

Hertlein also reviewed reports of violence in the district, noting that there were six intentional reckless acts in 2005-06 and three reported thus far this year.

Last year, there were 13 acts involving minor physical contact, with five reported this year. Major bullying incidents totaled 12 last year and three so far this year.

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