School Board members treated to award-winning performance

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal
The Devils Lake School Board was treated to a performance by two DLHS students headed to a national Forensic League Speech Competition in Kansas City, KS in June. Three from DLHS qualified for national competition they are Jaden Young and Hanna Stout, shown here, and Mylasha Artis who sits on the school board as the student body representative.

The Devils Lake School Board had a real treat Monday evening as two students performed a duo they are bringing to national competition in Kansas City, KS in June.

Jaden Young, Hanna Stout and Mylasha Artis will travel with their coach Phyllis Kadrmas to compete on a national level having won at the state level. They join several other duos and individuals from around the state who also qualified. The School Board aproved the out-of-state travel for the students and their coach. They also voted to provide some of the funding needed for the trip and wished them well.

In other business, the board listened as visitor, Duane Volk, presented an idea he had for the school district to save some money.

Ermen Brown and Jared Schlenker gave a report on the most recent meeting of the Native American Advisory Committee.

Julie Schuler reported on the  NESC 21st Century Community of Learners. She talked about the additional hours of instruction that takes place both before the school day begins and after it ends to enrich and enhance education for hundreds of area students who participate.

Superintendent Scott Privratsky discussed the preliminary general fund budget for 2014 and 2015 and focused on areas where the board was planning to make cuts or reductions.

Then he turned his attention to information provided about the state’s standards and the DLPS Common Core. He put together a report with information about what Common Core is and is not in hopes of dispelling concerns that many seem to have about the standards. This was discussed at length and is available for reading on the school’s website under School Board.