West Hancock prepares for new school year

New teachers at West Hancock Community School are Nancy Anderson (K-12 ESL), Jamie Kruger (K-12 School Counselor), and Carolyn Edler (high school Ag Education and Family and Consumer Science). The 2019-20 school year at west Hancock began, Aug. 23.

Rebecca Peter | The Leader

BRITT – Final preparations before the start of 2019-20 school year, were discussed at the Aug. 19 West Hancock Board of Education meeting.

The hallways and offices of West Hancock High School have undergone a transformation this summer with a bold new, red and gray color scheme. The project includes new flooring, energy efficient, windows, new student lockers, remodeled restrooms and LED lighting.

The commons area also has a new trophy case, tables and chairs. A new canopy covers the walkway to the main entrance of the high school.

The $600,000 remodeling project is being financed through the School Local Option Sales Tax fund.

The board and administration commended Stacey Goepel and the custodial staff for their efforts to complete the renovations in time for the first day of classes on Friday, Aug. 23.

“Hopefully, people will be pleasantly surprised,” said Superintendent Wayne Kronemann, during a tour of the building following the meeting.

Enrollment numbers for the school district look positive, according to Kronemann. This was also the first year for on-line registration.

Official enrollment figures won’t be known until October.

Read the complete story in the Aug. 28 Leader.