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New Machines Arrive At CCISD

The Copper Country Intermediate School District has two new pieces of equipment for their CTE programs.

The district’s Board of Education got their first look at the machines during their regular meeting on Tuesday.  Superintendent George Stockero gave the board a presentation, showing them pictures of the machines being delivered and set up.

The Mazak Primos 400 is a CNC Vertical Machining Center (mill) that lets students draw and program 3D parts and the machine will cut it out of solid material (like a topographical map).

The Mazak Primos 100 is a CNC Horizontal Lathe has that has the same concept as far as programming a 3D part, but parts are machined from round bar (like Chess pieces).

Last school year, the Copper Country ISD applied for and received a $364,000 grant for its Welding and Manufacturing Lab.

The machines were ordered nine months ago, but it took this long to get them, because they were built overseas.  The 18 wheeler that delivered them came from a port in Virginia.

Superintendent Stockero gave a special thank you to Kyle Oja from MJO Contracting for providing his time and his front-end loader to help take the machines off the 18 wheeler they were delivered on.  Stockero also thanked Doug Jurmu from Royale in Calumet for the use of his “Equipment Rollers & Equipment Jacks” that were needed to help move the machines into place.  There has been a great partnership between local businesses and the ISD to help our CTE classes thrive, Stockero said.

The students did the unboxing and moved the machines into place which in itself was a great learning experience.

In other action, the Board:

  • Hired Meghan Peterson as a full-time, temporary Instructional/Bus Aide for the Mild Cognitive Impairment Program at Barkell Elementary School.
  • Approved a contract with TinyEYE Therapy Services of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, for provision of online speech and language therapy services for selected eligible students.
  • Approved an employment contract for Shawn Kolbus, Director of Career and Technical Education.
  • Hired Mary Kaipio as REMC Secretary and Meeting Coordinator.
  • Hired Christine Williams as a Helpdesk Technician.
  • Approved updated signatories on district checking accounts.
  • Approved the first adoption of proposed revised, replacement and rescinded policies from NEOLA, Inc.

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