North Clay Board Acts on Floor Work, Personnel Matters

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Published on April 11 2014 3:36 pm
Last Updated on April 11 2014 4:19 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

North Clay school board members Thursday awarded a bid for repair work on the Commons floor and the grade school gym floor resurfacing work.  The work will cost $109,000 for the Commons, and $36,000 for the gym.  A maintenance grant of $50,000 was obtained earlier this year and will be applied toward the cost of the project.  Remaining funds will come from Life Health Safety and Operations and Maintenance Funds.  Work will begin immediately after school ends.

The Board heard from Crystal Ballard who thanked a number of individuals for their help with the Supercards event.  Ballard presented the Board a check for $14,750 to fund the unfunded sports for the coming year.

Also present was Athena Van Dyke who asked for changes allowing fourth graders to go on longer field trips.  She said she told her son to talk to his fourth grade class and ask those students to write letters to the Board to support her effort.  She read parts of three letters from fourth graders desiring to go on longer field trips.

Board members set registration dates for the coming school year for Tuesday, July 15 from noon to 7pm and Wednesday, July 16 from 10am to 1pm.

Following a closed session, the Board thanked Adrian Guzman, Phil Bute and Wabash Telephone Cooperative for their work to make things possible for an increase in bandwidth in the school complex.  The Board statement indicated they are "excited and enthusiastic about future opportunities for kids regarding technology."

Board members agreed to advertise for a newly-created elementary reading position; set wages for Ben Farleigh, Jami Lewis and Adrian Guzman as non-certified employees not included in the established wage scale; adopted a resolution of non-renewal for paraprofessionals Kate Quinones, Stephanie Simmons, Megan Williams, Alecia Lutz, Lee Ann Corry and Gina West; approved two student teachers for Fall Semester; accepted the resignation of Stephanie Harrison as Music teacher as of March 28 and as junior high varsity volleyball coach as of the end of the school year; considered the hiring of Billy Coble as junior high girls basketball coach for the coming school year, but the vote failed 2-2 with Simmons and Ballard voting Yes, Worthey and Rinehart voting No, McKinney and Smith abstaining, and Cochran voting Present; and voted to issue a letter of notification to Debbie Allen regarding absences.