by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer
Currently, Upsala High School broadcasts a number of high school and college classes to other schools through Interactive Television (ITV). Plans are underway to enlarge that program with a second fully outfitted broadcasting studio.
“We currently have one broadcast studio and another room set up to receive broadcasts,” said Dean of Students Vern Capelle at the Dec. 16 Upsala School Board. “We are in the process of upgrading our second studio to be able to broadcast classes as well as receive.”
Any expenses related to expanding the studio’s capabilities will come back to the school as fees for the classes offered.
“We will be able to recapture that expense through class fees,” Capelle said. “It depends on enrollment, but we should get the $12,000-$13,000 back within two to four years.”
Upsala High School broadcasts two sections of high school Spanish through Mid-State Education District in Little Falls. The District would like to add more college in the school classes through ITV.
Upsala School Board Briefs
Other business that came before the Upsala School Board Dec. 18, included:
• Learning from Upsala Baseball Association representative and Board Member Karin Nelson that Upsala will be hosting the regional baseball tournament in 2014;
• Accepting donations from Swanville businesses for $250 to cover the football charter bus; Lange Oil for $500 for Dollars for Scholars; Minnesota State High School League for $940 for the Letter Club and from Central Minnesota Builders Association of a wood shop grant for $577;
• Approving the hiring of Jennifer Holmberg as full-time bus driver effective Jan. 2, 2014; and
• Authorizing district administration to seek quotes for audit services for 2014.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Upsala School Board will be Jan. 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m