The resolution was passed by a unanimous vote across board. “They do it every year,” said the executive assistant to the superintendant, Marlene Lieder.
This program allows the high school’s Future Farmers of America to tap the trees in Rayner Park for their maple syrup project.
The park used to be owned by the county, but recently the city bought it.
“The city of Mason requires a board resolution that way everyone is covered for our students to be on their property,” explained Lieder.
The goal of the FFA is to develop students’ potential for excellent leadership skills, career success and personal growth the education in agriculture.
The FFA does not work solely with Mason’s high school. It is also affiliated with Michigan State University, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, the Michigan Association of
Agriscience Educators as well as many others.
Although the school board meeting only lasted 11 minuets before going into a closed session, the Hold Harmless Resolution was not the only motion passed.
During that short time, Aunt Millie’s Inc. bread company was chosen for the 2011-12 school year. Also approved was Prairie Farms, Inc. dairy company for the upcoming academic year.
For upcoming school board meeting dates visit: http://mason.k12.mi.us/pages/board/dates.html
To find out more about FFA visit: http://www.michiganffa.com/association/