JC board gives go ahead for new bus purchase

Staff report

JACKSON CENTER — The Jackson Center Board of Education met last week to approve the acceptance of bids for a new school bus. They authorized spending up to $95,000 on the new bus.

The board also accepted a donation of $100 from Oakley Chiropractic for the volleyball program. They also hired Jill Schwartz as a varsity assistant softball coach, and Jason Butcher as a varsity assistant baseball coach.

In attendance was Glen Renner of Peterson Construction. Renner provided a building status summary in which he stated that the progress was “where it needed to be” and would enable them to enclose the building for winter work.

They will continue to try and finish the exterior brick if the weather allows and are in the process of installing frames and then windows to complete the key elements for the enclosure.

Also in attendance were Dan and John Freytag of Freytag and Associates Inc. Initial renderings of parts of the building to be renovated were shown as was a rendering of the potential courtyard between the new building and the east wing.

Lastly, a layout of the grounds was presented which depicted the potential positioning of a track and soccer field being evaluated for completion as well as utility building for bus maintenance and to house equipment.

The board also accepted the financial report as presented. Revenue and expenses generally are trending as anticipated to this point in the fiscal year which began July 1, 2016.

The next board meeting is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.

Staff report