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C-WC School Board Met Monday

CWC SCHOOL BOARD

The board held a lengthy discussion on facility and funding options concerning the Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson Attendance Centers. Paul Lunsford of Lunsford Architects Inc. gave the board the option of making structural repairs to the schools at a total cost of $10,700, which would probably last for about five or six years, bringing the schools up to full state code compliance including ADA compliance for $32 million, or building new facilities for about $25 million. Tom Crabtree of Stifel, Nicolaus and Company brought up paying with either selling bonds supported by property taxes or sales taxes with a payment range of from 20 or 25 years to about 40 years. The board members agreed that no matter what they decide to do, they need to educate the public about the situation. No formal action was taken on the matter.

There will be a special board meeting held at 7 PM on Monday, April 29th to review election results, seat new members, elect officers, establish a regular meeting date and place, and adopt the policies of the previous board of education.

Revenues for March totaled $728,300 which included $58,344 from the one percent sales tax.

In the superintendent’s report, Brad Lee said the district received a check for $1,557 from the First Bank School Spirit Debit Mastercard Program.

Six teachers were awarded $300 grants, selected by the Carmi Chamber of Commerce Education Committee and approved during the Board of Directors meeting April 12th.

On April 9th, the seniors from Carmi White County High School participated in various service projects throughout the community, monitored by teachers and staff.

The CEO Trade Show will be held on Monday, April 29th from 5 to 7 PM at Rice Motor Company. Students will be displaying their business and will have items for sale.

Lee also noted that May 6th to 10th is Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teachers Day is Tuesday, May 7th.

In other business, the board approved retaining the Voluntary Student Accident and Dental Insurance coverage through Gerber Life as well as blanket student accident coverage for all students at a cost of $6,904, and retaining catastrophic accident insurance at a total premuim of $2,068.

Final action on seven board policies were approved.

They accepted all the best bids on each item of consumable supplies.

Approved First Bank as the permanent depository for school funds.

Accepted the resignations of Karissa Rushing as Special Education Teacher at Brownsville School effective at the end of this school year, Karen Stull as dishwasher at Jefferson School effective April 1st and Kelsey Rankin as Special Education Individual Aide at Washington School effective April 26th.

And approved $11,000 in donations to the school district and $355 in donations to Brownsville school.

The board went into closed session at 8:04 PM to discuss personnel.