JC construction project continues

Staff report

JACKSON CENTER — Classroom assignments for the beginning of the 2017schoolyear were discussed during Monday night’s Jackson Center Local Schools Board of Education meeting.

The renovation in three to four classrooms won’t be completed until after the school year begins because of the new construction project. The last event in the junior high gym will be May 8, after which a sample of the floor will be cut out to determine if it can be salvaged for re-use and/or the public auction. Final renovation drawings are expected to be sent from the architects at Freytag & Associates to Peterson Construction which would then allow acquisition of permits and the bidding process to begin.

In other business, the board:

• Approved the students who are members of Class of 2017 graduation class who have met all requirements for graduation.

• Approved a motion for sponsored summer overnight trips and activities, such as high school basketball camps and academic related activities.

• Went into executive session to discuss employment of public employees.

• Authorized Superintendent Bill Reichert to hire part time seasonal maintenance workers .

• Was updated by Principal Jeff Reese on state testing and learned the study and planning for probable implementation of 1:1 technology next year in grades 6-12 continues. Results from a recent survey, along with initial cost estimates are currently being reviewed.

• Learned from Reichert that three Destination Imagination teams in the elementary had outstanding performances in the state competitions and were forming plans to compete at the Destination Imagination Global Competition in Knoxville, Tennessee, in late May.

The board’s next meeting will be Monday, May 15, at 7 p.m.

Staff report