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Centre board approves purchase of basketball shooting machine

Staff writer

The Centre board of education approved purchase Monday of a shooting machine for the junior high and high school basketball programs for $4,550.

According to the company website, the Gun 6000 is an automatic rebounder, producing a direct return pass for another shot. A timing device determines the distance and speed of return passes. The machine can fire up to 1,800 shots per hour.

The board approved a marketing budget of $85,000 for the Kansas Online Learning Program.

The Centre after-prom committee received approval to use kindergarten-through-12th-grade facilities for an after-prom party April 18.

The board approved a contract with JNT to remake the Centre USD 397 website. The setup fee will be $5,400 with a follow-up monthly fee of $141.

Kaleb Collett was approved to continue to attend Centre after his family moved out of the district.

Superintendent Brian Smith reported that items auctioned online Jan. 6 on Purple Wave netted $1,250. They included a scoreboard, folding chairs, chair racks, and lunchroom tables.

Kindergarten teacher Karen Nickel gave a presentation on the Lexia Reading Program recently initiated at Centre.

Last modified Jan. 15, 2015

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