By NR Staff • 

Fitness trail being developed at Wascher

Vicki Williams, director of facilities, told the school board the new trail will be five-feet wide. She said it will feature a heavy layer of bark chips over filter fabric. A fitness station with equipment and signage will be built at the trail’s starting point, she said.

The Lafayette school’s Parent-Teacher Association raised money for the project. The city kicked in as well, so the Wascher section could be extended to connect with a community trail in the neighborhood to the north.

Williams said district crews also have been waxing floors at each building in the district this summer. She said they tore down the old modular on Second Street, adjacent to Newby and Duniway schools, and are taking steps to enhance security at each building.

In other business Monday, the board:

* Appointed Kathy Cabe, who recently retired from a long run of board service, to the budget committee. Two remaining vacancies will be filled in August. Applications ares available at the district office, 1500 N.E. Baker St.

* Heard about a new opportunity for students at the Engineering and Aerospace Science Academy.

McMinnville students will get to run and do experiments with a nano-satellite on the International Space Station, Superintendent Maryalice Russell said. EASA staff members currently are training for the new program.

* Elected Tim Roberts chairman and Scott Gibson vice chairman for 2013-14.

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