JACKSON CENTER — At the Septemeber meeting of the Jackson Center Board of Education the new building project was discussed.
Dan Freytag, of Freytag and Associates, and Jeff Zelinski, of Nauman and Zelinski LLC, were in attendance to discuss phase II of the building project which centered on the key components of building.
This includes the back walls after the scheduled demolition and heating (and possibly cooling) of the remaining older parts of the building, as well as cost, efficiency, maintenance, aesthetics and required space.
Also at the meeting, the board accepted the donation of an ice machine, estimated value of $7,100, from Emerson Climate Technologies. They also approved the FFA field trip to the National FFA Convention Oct. 19 to 21 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The board updated a number of board policies, as well as accepted the financial report as presented, and activity account purpose and budget requests for music. They also set and adopted appropriations for the 2017 fiscal year.
They voted to employ Jerry Davis as the 8th grade girls basketball coach.
During the superintendent’s report Bill Reichert reminded the board about the later start to the school year next year and other changes to the calendar to accommodate the construction schedule.
He also informed the board that the district would be working with the village to improve the quality and distance of the existing emergency radios. He reported quotes were being gathered to study the worthiness of switching to more efficient LED light fixtures.
Reichert informed the board that Jackson Center would now be home to the ESC multi-handicapped unit. Accommodations and schedule were in progress.
The next meeting will be Monday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.