North Pike’s school board accepted $2,000 in donations Thursday night.

The only group present to hand over its donation was the Summit Housing Authority.

SHA representative Stan McMorris said all the members of the authority board put their stipends into an account for scholarships, but a lack of applicants over several years left a significant amount of money available.

The board members decided to put $1,000 toward stocking the library at North Pike’s new upper elementary school.

“That sounded like a worthy cause to us,” McMorris said.

The board also accepted a $1,000 donation from Woodmen of the World.

In other business, the board:

• Approved instructors for the Camp Little Jags summer reading program, which is funded by a $40,000 grant. Transportation Director Nick Coker said about 80 students had signed up for the camp, for which the district will transport participants. Camp capacity is 100 students.

• Accepted bids for hunting and fishing leases on three tracts of 16th Section land, including $12 per acre for 91 acres, $16 per acre for 40 acres and $30 per acre for 62.6 acres.

• Accepted McKenzie CPA, PLLC, to perform the district’s 2018-2019 audit.

Business manager Tina Griffin said the firm was the only one which would provide a quote to perform the audit. Other firms cited the increasing complexities of government requirements for school audits in their refusals to submit quotes.

School districts may only retain the same auditor for three years at a time. North Pike has done so, and had to seek a different auditor this year.

• Postponed action on employee and athletic handbooks, as well as the administrative salary index.

• Accepted the resignations of Dustin Sisco as assistant fastpitch softball coach and Brittany Lambert as assistant teacher.

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