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Ludlow Schools Set Price for Public Use of New Fitness Center

The Ludlow Board of Education set fees for anyone who would like to use the new workout facility which was built on the front of the high school gym and furnished with state of the art equipment this year. At Thursday night's board meeting three categories of fees were established.
Seniors will pay $50, Ludlow homeowners will pay $100, and members of the community will pay $200, for use of the gym between August and May.
When the fitness center was constructed, community use was a consideration. It will be open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students will use the facility at other times.
The board also listened to the first reading of a policy change where the special education department will now use a method called Response to Intervention (RTI) to identify children who need help. Before, the schools used a differentiation process. The second reading will be at the September 15 board meeting.
Mary A. Goetz principal Jason Steffen thanked the board for the changes made in his school. In addition to the new HVAC system, which was being finished in recent days, there has also been new lighting in the hallways, and in Steffen's office, and new scoreboards in the gym. Steffen said he believes the changes will help make the school environment more inviting, and he wanted to tell the board how appreciative he was for the efforts on their part.
Superintendent Michael Borchers said that there will be a tax rate hearing at 6:45 p.m. on September 15, fifteen minutes before the regular September meeting.
Written by Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor
Photo: New Ludlow fitness center (RCN file)