Following the example set by the Andreae family and Therma-Tron-X, Inc. with their generous offer to finance an addition to the science department, if the Sevastopol School referendum passes, Wood Orchard has offered an additional sum of money to support the building proposal.
Jeff Wood and his father grow apples primarily in the Sevastopol School District. They are hoping with this modest contribution they can raise awareness of the needs of the school district, generate interest in the school and the education of the students, and encourage district residents to support the building referendum at the polls on Nov. 6. Their $5,000 donation will be available to the district to purchase items not included in the current building program or use it to reduce the amount of money the district has to borrow to finance construction.
The school also learned this week that Sevastopol FFA Alumni members approved a $30,000 donation to the School District of Sevastopol for the expansion and enhancement of the greenhouse portion of the referendum
building project. The gift is contingent upon the community’s approval of the Nov. 6 building referendum question.
” We are committed to the future of agriculture and horticulture programs at Sevastopol and hope to provide more room for projects like the planned hydroponic vegetable growing system,” said Sevastopol
FFA Alumni President Dan Ploor. “The successful facility referendum will ensure sustainability as well as the continued progression of agriculture programs offered to students at Sevastopol.”
School building design plans include a 1,300-square-foot greenhouse. The donation is designated to extend its size, as well as address any additional infrastructure needs.
“Since establishing at Sevastopol in 1971, the FFA Alumni has supported our students in a variety of ways. Contributions like this confirm the importance of evolving with the industry, and providing the
best agricultural programs possible,” said Dale Carlson, Sevastopol Agriculture Teacher.
“We sincerely thank the members of the Sevastopol FFA Alumni for their continued support of our school and students,” said Kyle Luedtke, School District of Sevastopol Superintendent. “Sevastopol has a
rich tradition of offering quality agriculture education, and a vision for continued advancements in the future.”