Hampton High School now has two new clubs, thanks to the unanimous support of all nine members of the school board tonight.
Both the Student science Research Club and the Gay-Straight Alliance Club were presented to board members at their work session the previous week. The board approved both clubs at their voting session.
A 12th-grade student, who spoke before the formal voting session began, told board members she felt GSA would encourage a more tolerant atmosphere among the students and alleviate any bullying by making everyone feel welcome at the high school.
In other business, the board approved two change orders totaling $1,850 to Stringert Inc. to complete the roofing project at Wyland Elementary School. Removing four equipment rails on a section of the roof cut $2,332 from the project cost while installing a new roof drain in a depressed section added $4,182, leading to the difference.
The field projects at the high school are almost completed according to Rick Farino, building and grounds supervisor for the district. The district, township and county have signed off on the project and all that is left, according to John Hoover, superintendent, is signage for the three areas, now known as the baseball, multipurpose and Totem fields. Once names are approved, signage will be added at the high school campus.
Rita Michel, freelance writer: email@example.com.