On Sept. 27, a lighting strike compromised the Cerro Gordo School District’s phones, network switches, internet, and alarm systems. This is the second occurrence this year, according toSchool Superintendent Brett Robinson, with the first taking place on July 3rd.

That strike took out the newly installed paging system at the Junior and Senior High School. The district’s insurance has replaced the paging system, and all other systems are repaired and operational.

On Oct. 8, Macon-Piatt Regional School Superintendent Matt Snyder completed the annual health and life safety exam. The district was “deemed fully compliant.” according to Robinson.

The landscaping portion of the renovation and addition was completed by Oct. 7.

The district will be offering an open house to see the new facilities, said Robinson. “We’re prepping for an open house sometime next month, the date and time time to be determined.”

Thanks for conference help

Elementary Principal Jodi Neaveill thanked parents who worked the book fair during parent teacher conferences.

Profits from the fair will be used to purchase books for the elementary library. Thank you to the parents who worked the book fair during parent-teacher conferences. Thank you to the elementary teachers for setting up the fair. Thank you to Stacey Wildman for working the book fair periodically throughout the week,” she told the board.

Other news

In other news:

The first quarter ended Oct. 18. Report cards went on Oct. 15;

the Leadership Committee, consisting of Andrew Buhr, Katrina Cearlock, Mandi Isaac, Jason Jacobs, Jodi Neaveill, and Mary Webb will continue to meet monthly.

an earthquake drill was held on Oct. 18, and a lock down, fire drill and crisis plan review is set for the end of October;

Growing Strong will present on Nov. 6. This is an annual requirement fulfilling Erin’s Law;

the bleachers in the elementary school were inspected on Oct. 9;

a Veterans Day ceremony is planned for the morning of Nov. 11;

Jodi Giberson was approved as a long term substitute for Mandi Isaac; and

students of the month are Kooper Mann, seventh grade; Sondra Sterling, eighth grade; and Megan Hart, high school.