North Sanpete honors classified employees of the year

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The North Sanpete School District recognized their classified employees of the year for each school at their last board meeting. Pictured from left to right are: Superintendent Nan Ault, Melanie Lee, Dallon Sagers, Mike Christensen, DeWayne Mower, Stephen Solen, Shelley Washburn, Stephanie Nuttal, Alynne Mower, Pamela Anderson, Linda Larsen, Jeff Erickson, Becky Reese, Christine Straatman, Brandy Wilson and Rena Orton.

MT. PLEASANT— The North Sanpete School District honored their classified employees of the year for each school at their last board meeting.

Assistant Superintendent Odee Hansen said that without classified employees our kids would not be educated.

Those honored were Stephanie Nuttall of Fairview Elementary, DeWayne Mower of Fountain Green Elementary, Brandy Wilson of Mt. Pleasant Elementary, Molly Robison from Moroni Elementary, Pamela Anderson with Spring City Elementary, Linda Larsen at the Middle School, Becky Rees from the High School, Shelley Washburn at Pleasant Creek. At the district level, Mike Christensen in transportation and Melanie Lee in the district office were honored.

 “Some of the most dedicated employees are the classified employees and they play a very important part in our district,” said Hansen.

North Sanpete High School will be looking for a couple new coaches as Cris Hoopes, the basketball coach, resigned and will be taking a job at West Lake. Also leaving the coaching staff is baseball coach Dan Christensen. The high school hired their new head wrestling coach, Cheyne Christensen, who is a teacher at North Sanpete High.

There has been no word on the FEMA grant to move forward with the new turf football field. The Six Counties Association of Governments will approve or deny the grant and let Mt. Pleasant know of the decision. But the city informed the district that they had not heard yet.

“With the drought that we are currently in there shouldn’t be a reason we don’t get it,” said Superintendent Nan Ault.

Due to it already being this late in the year, even if the grant comes through, there will be no way to make the football field happen for this next year. There are fields, tracks, tennis courts and other areas that need work sooner then later. 

“We need to start and finish one project at a time, and do it well,” said Ault.

There are several other issues in buildings that need to be looked at. Fairview Elementary only has one set of bathrooms and needs more for their population; and classrooms need to be added to the middle school. One board member made a comment of not adding on to these schools when they may not have a long life span left.

“Now is not the time to build,” said Ault. “I would love a new high school and a new middle school, but right now is not the time.”