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Two New Middle School Sports Headed for Approval

Voice of the Students
To help determine current interest and participation in sports and activities within the schools, students in grades 4, 7 and 10 are being asked to complete the Voice of the Student Survey. Terry Hooker reported as of Jan. 22, 150 students have taken the survey. It is being administered by teachers in the mentioned grade levels. The data will be used to distribute co-curricular units in the budgeting process. The deadline for the survey is Jan. 31.
Middle Level Travel
A final recommendation for Board Policy 5341 – Secondary Schools Student Activity Travel will be forwarded to Superintendent Hopkins. The committee has been wrangling over appropriate regulations and language when it comes to middle school students who have to travel for activities or athletics. Under discussion was meal allowance and the implications on building budgets, the appropriate and acceptable return time for trips, and middle level versus high school equity.
New Sports 
The additions of swimming and Nordic Ski for the Middle Level was approved to move on for superintendent approval. Middle Level swimming and Nordic ski will become the responsibility of the Middle Level buildings.
District is looking at becoming a working support partner in the Midget Football Program
Nordic Ski
The vision for team format would be to set up East and West teams.
Teams would travel with the cost being the responsibility of the Middle Level schools.
Unit allocations would be split between schools or district activities office would hire coaches.
The final estimated budget needed was $19,000 dollars per year.
Swimming
The vision for team format would be one team, Team Casper of approximately 100 students.
Yearly cost of $4000 without coaching costs.
The final estimated budget needed was $20,000 with coaches.
Need for qualified assistants.
Midget Football
Help support the program with training and guidelines
Additional Deployment Goals
Small groups were formed to tackle identified Deployment Action Plan Goals 2, 3, and 7.
The Co-Curricular Committee meets again on Feb. 26, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Members Present: Mark Mathern (facilitator), Kellie Olson (staff/recorder), Terry Hooker (staff), Anne LaPlante-Miles (NCASE), Tom Rodabaugh (NCASE), Ralph Obray (NCASE), Kevin Pagett (NCASE), Amy Rose (NCASE), Larry Meeboer (NCASE), Rose Hill (NCAESS), Scott Reinsbach (NCEA), Crystal Mueller (staff), Chris Tobin (NCASE), Sheila McHattie (NCEA), Shannon Jackett (parent). 

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