SHELDON—The Sheldon School District Board of Education will discuss the question of what to do with additional money from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund during its regular meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13.

According to the meeting agenda, superintendent Cory Myer received word the district will get $524,971 from the fund, which was set up in 2020 to assist schools through the coronavirus pandemic.

“We will be receiving additional guidance on allocation requirements later this week,” Myer said in the meeting agenda notes.

Myer will also update the board on district COVID-19 numbers, electrical issues that were recently reported at the high school due to winter storms and the status of the district’s plan to renovate the former Autism Community Transition Center of Village Northwest Unlimited into an early childhood center.

New business items the board will discuss include the possibility of refinancing outstanding PPEL general obligation capital loan notes, a potential turf field and a review of board policies.

The board will also consider approving the following items:

  • Six open enrollment applications.
  • The resignation of food service worker Francesca Magnussen and Steve Waldstein as middle school basketball coach.
  • Adjusting contracts for Leon Kleinwolterink, who will be track coach for middle school girls instead of middle school boys for the 2020-21 academic year, and Paul Meyer, who will be head girls golf coach instead of assistant coach for the 2020-21 academic year.
  • Offering contracts for Andy Cooper as middle school boys track coach for $2,747; Kim Petersen, SamanthaJo Meyeraan and LaVona Hall as food service workers, each for $14.98 an hour.
  • The continuation of the district’s soccer sharing agreement with the Sibley-Ocheyedan School District for the 2020-21 academic year. Under the agreement, Sheldon will cover 75 percent of all equipment and uniform purchases, while Sibley-Ocheyedan will cover 25 percent of the costs.