By Rich Wicks | Times Vedette

A regular meeting of the Panorama School Board was held on Jan. 8. The board discussed the North Parking Lot Improvement Project. Final plans were reviewed, and the board approved a resolution to begin seeking bids. The board plans to open bids and select a contractor during the regular meeting of the board on Feb. 12. A public hearing on the project is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 12. The project is expected to begin shortly after the current school year ends in May and is to be completed in August.

In other news, the board noted the following staff resignations for the 2023-2024 school year: Anna Kastner, (football cheer sponsor), Michele Recker (JH softball coach) and Sarah Gilge (wrestling cheer sponsor). The board noted the following resignations for the 2024-2025 school year: Laurie Behrends (early retirement), Carla Church (early retirement) and Miranda Meinecke (elementary special education teacher).

In the “Good News” portion of the meeting, the board heard that three students were selected by Wartburg College to perform in this year’s Meistersinger Honor Choir Festival on Monday, Jan. 22. They are Mary Fett (10th grade), Emme Hardisty (11th grade), and Taylin Woolheater (10th grade).

Panorama Schools will be closed for Professional Development on Feb. 12 and 26.

The next meetings of the Panorama School Board will be a work session Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m. and a regular meeting on Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m.