The Carrier Mills-Stonefort school board met in a special meeting Monday.
The open session of the meeting brought discussion of approval of the bid by the company chosen to install an elevator in the high school over summer break. The board chose the bid by Bruce Unterbrink Construction of Greenville for a price of $159,767. The hydraulic elevator will be placed in the high school library running to the computer lab on the second floor. The funds from the 1 percent sale tax will be used to pay for the project, Superintendent Morgan pointing out that by law these sales tax funds must be used for new construction or building improvements.
Work on the elevator is expected to begin on the first day of summer vacation and be completed by the opening of the next school year.
The board also approved an annual request from the Saline County Emergency Management Services for permission to use the school playgrounds and baseball diamonds as sites for emergency tent shelter areas in the event of a natural disaster which might displace a large number of people from their homes.
The board then went into closed session to act on: Consideration of hiring of grade school and high school secretaries, the annual lay-off of special need aids, Accept the resignation of Non-certified employees, Notice of retirement of certified employees.
During the meeting, the board:
- Hired Carlene Sanderson as grade school secretary, the position held by Rita Overstreet who is retiring.
- Hired Michelle Murphy as high school and unit secretary.
- Laid off special need aids effective at the end of the year, an annual action until the needs for next year are known.
- Accepted resignations from aide Janet Smith and cheerleading coach Stacy Rister.
- Accepted the retirement of Phyllis Bradley effective at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.