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School district superintendents to provide construction updates

By Brittany Williams
This article was published January 7, 2018 at 5:00 a.m.

Several public school boards will meet this week, starting with the El Dorado School Board at 6:10 p.m. tomorrow in the administration office boardroom.

Prior to the meeting, district Superintendent Jim Tucker will present a six-year master plan of district facilities report at 6 p.m. After presentations by CADM architect Blake Dunn, the board will consider bids on fencing at Memorial Stadium and a fire suppression waiver request for the EHS practice field and pavilion project.

The board will also consider bids for school leaders errors and omissions liability insurance, a petition of student transfer and personnel matters. Retta Brown principal Bethanie Hale, EHS Student Council reporter Buck McKnight and golf instructor Art Noyes will report to the board as well.

The Parkers Chapel School Board will consider the superintendent’s evaluation tool at its meeting at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the technology building. The board will also consider transfer requests and hear a construction update from district superintendent Michael White.

“(It) should be a short meeting,” White said.

During its meeting at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the high school library, the Strong-Huttig School Board will consider a request from Strong Church of Christ to use the high school cafeteria. Board members will also hear school improvement reports and a report from principal Dr. Wendell Colen.

The Junction City School Board will consider the district’s 2016-2017 audit report during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the special programs meeting room.

The board will retire to an executive session to evaluate Superintendent Robby Lowe, who will also give a construction update regarding the high school PEHAM (physical education, health, art and music) building project.

Because “the overall condition of the building … the current building codes (and) retrofitting the building was very cost prohibitive,” an ERC crew recently flattened the old gym to make way for the PEHAM building, according to a recent Facebook statement.

“The sole purpose behind the plan is to provide our current and future students with the most modern, clean and safe facilities possible,” the statement read.

Brittany Williams may be reached at 870-862-6611 or bwilliams@eldoradonews.com. Follow her on Twitter and like her on Facebook @BWilliamsEDNT for updates on Union County school news.

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