Mason Metropolis Faculty Board approves settlement for out of doors recreation alternative


The Mason City Community School District Administration Building is located on South Pennsylvania Avenue.

Abby Cook

Mason City students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of outdoor recreational activities.

A letter of intent with Wayne’s Ski and Cycle was approved by the Mason City School Board during a special meeting Monday. The partnership provides access to outdoor recreation and education.

“The high school physical education program tries to create lifelong fitness, the idea of ​​being fit throughout life,” Superintendent Pat Hamilton said.

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Wayne’s Ski and Cycle services and equipment are available to students enrolled in the Outdoor Pursuits class. Students now have the opportunity to learn snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and cycling.

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Wayne’s skis and bike

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Wayne’s Ski and Cycle provides students with bikes, helmets, snowshoes and cross country skis based on availability. According to the memorandum, the store will provide training for teachers and students on proper care and use of the equipment.

The Mason City Community School District is responsible for the storage and maintenance of all equipment used in class. The district is responsible for lost or stolen devices.

The school district will pay Wayne’s Ski and Cycle a one-time payment of $30,000 for equipment use and training in 2022-23. Funding for the equipment doesn’t come from general funds, Hamilton said, but from Title IV, known as the Well-Rounded Education Funds.

“Title IV fund policies allow school districts to sign agreements with outside entities to provide student education and equipment for comprehensive educational opportunities,” Hamilton said via email Tuesday.

Hamilton added that at the end of the equipment’s life, there could be options for the district to purchase.


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