The Dec. 22 meeting of the Antigo School Board offered another update from Superintendent Julie Sprague regarding the district and COVID-19.

The District dropped its length of mandatory quarantine days per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 14 days to 10 days, allowing individuals fewer days missed.

The update went on to show 48 students and seven staff members were on quarantine, with two temporary remote learners. The number has increased from last month’s totals of 42 individuals quarantined.

Since the beginning of the year, the most that have been out on quarantine at a time is 232 individuals.

Although the district allows staff members on quarantine to work remotely from home if they aren’t sick, which has been beneficial to staff so they don’t have to miss work or go unpaid for the 10-day quarantine period.

Sprague said that at of the beginning of the year, a survey will be sent out to get a digital access update, second quarter update and to check for connection issues for remote learners.

The board then approved the 2021-22 budget calendar and approved the Antigo Ball Field Agreement for 2021 season.

The 2020-21 Crisis Action Plan was also approved. This plan indicates several plans of action to prevent and protect all individuals of the district.

Senior semester graduates were also approved as follows: Kaylee Mosher, Takiya Kolpack, Aimee Borchert, Alex Stank, Sydney Meidl, Breanna Dudek, Brianna Wanca, Kaitlin Schutt, Nathaniel Hangartner, Alexis Schmid, Kyle Thom, Chloe Knapkavage, Natalie Heidtman, Jonathan Walters, Stephanie Wallace, Ethan Lenzner-Mathis, Gwyneth Schreiber, Whitt Mach (junior graduate), Gideon Sass (junior graduate).

Mackenzie Teal is also a senior semester graduate and is currently enrolled for firefighter training at Northcentral Technical College.

Madisen Karcz is a senior semester graduate as well and is currently enrolled for the spring semester at Nicolet College.

The board also approved the hiring of Hannah Malaczynski as a part-time special education instructional assistant.

An update for Noboken Nature Center was also given. Things are getting closer to completion, with more than 50 percent of the work done and moving forward.

Finally, the board approved the following donations: $2,000 from Thomas Koss for Noboken Lodge building project; $500 from Brian and Karen Prunty for Noboken Lodge building project; $16,000 from Sonnentag Foundation for Noboken Lodge building project; $1,590 for the John Roberts Memorial; $1,915 for the Carol Guenthner Memorial; $820 from Enerpac for Noboken Lodge building project; $500 from Benjamin and Carrie Zelazoski for Noboken Lodge building project; $2,650 from Antigo Fireplace for Noboken Lodge building project; $1,000 from Timothy and Rose Prunty for Noboken Lodge building project; and $500 from Gary and Nancy Whitman for Noboken Lodge building project; for a total of $27,975 in donations.