Scholarship funds approved |

Scholarship funds approved

Christine Kuklica
The Churchill County School Board trustees reognized the high schools career and technical education teachers at their Thursday night meeting. From left are trustee Matt Hyde, Fred Buckmaster, Kristina Moore, Karen Lawson and Chip Rutledge.

The Churchill County School Board met Thursday at its second meeting of the month and approved $2,000 for scholarshipsfor four students.

Trustee Greg Koenig informed the board the scholarship fund goal was to reach $2,000; however, it was short $57, but he would donate the remaining money to reach the goal. He recommended the board to award one student with a $1,000 scholarship and $500 to a male and female student. He said if the board did not like the recommendation, he would advise them to award four $500 scholarships.

Trustee Steve Nunn said he agreed with the four $500, though, and announced he had been approached by a local business that would like to donate money to the scholarship fund and hopes he will hear back from them in the next couple of weeks.

Legal representative Sharla Hales said there wouldn’t be an issue with a business’ monetary donation as long as the owners specify where they want the scholarship to go.

With the go-ahead from Hales, the motion was passed to award four $500 scholarships to students of the board’s choosing.

Other items the trustees approved or discussed include the following:

Rejected leasing the district’s water rights or transferring the water rights to property within the district.

Approved board meetings on Feb. 5 and 19.

Approved to separate the Budget and Audit Committee.

Approved Nunn and Carmen Schank to the policy Committee.