After Thursday night's school board meeting, board members voted to set aside more money for future projects. Upon Superintendent David Johnson's recommendation, $250,000 was placed into the district's restricted funds for construction account.
Johnson explained to board members that some of the money being set aside into the account will be used for reimbursement of past projects, such as work on lights for the tennis courts, work on the softball dugout, and demolition work that had to be done on the old home economics building as well as electrical work on the Community Learning Center. Restricted funds will also be allocated for additional work on the district's athletic lighting project.
Also approved by board members during Thursday night's meeting was the amended submission of the districts BG-1 (buildings and grounds plan) that was originally prepared for the humanities building. After Johnson explained that the state requires funds left over from construction projects to be set aside in an escrow account at the end of odd years, board members voted to use any available capital outlay money in place of cash.
"That's why it's important to do it now, " Johnson said, referring to the approaching end of the 2007 calendar year.
In other school board action:
- a short discussion took place concerning athletic complex signage;
- members approved an amendment to graduation requirements, which requires incoming freshmen for the 07-08 school year to take a civics course for one credit in place of political science/economics;
- members approved modification of the preschool/daycare director's position, allowing an increase from 100 to 120 days.