Litchfield High School

(Litchfield MN-) The Litchfield School Board approved of the sale of the Litchfield High School Construction Technology house Monday night. The house was sold during an online auction for $105,000.

Business Manager Jesse Johnson says that’s a new high record price for the house. Students build a house each year in the class taught by John Spanos. Johnson says the proceeds go back into the program to help buy materials and equipment, and it’s expected that the cost to build next year’s house is $75,000. Johnson also went over the preliminary budget last night for 2020-2021 which the Board approved.

The Litchfield School Board had more debate on a Pledge of Allegiance policy. Currently, administrators decide how often students should recite the pledge with a minimum of once a week. Elementary students recite it daily and the Middle and High School students recite it at least once a week. Board member Chase Groskreutz wanted it to be recited daily by all students, but the Board approved of leaving the current policy, as is, on a 5-to-2 vote – with Groskreutz and Dave Huhner opposed.