october2018lomaschoolboard

LOGAN — At the Logan-Magnolia School Board meeting October 8, Board members approved two contracts.

One was awarded to Charlie Green, of Logan, for snow removal for the 2018-19 school year. He will be paid $75 an hour per piece of equipment.

The other is to purchase six new Dell computers for the industrial technology lab. The total for them is $3,929.40. These will replace the current computers in the lab.

In other news, the Board also approved the open enrollment in request for Myshell Olds for her son, a kindergartner.

Board members Matt Pitt and Randy Koenig, current Facilities Committee co-chairs, gave an update on the process of putting together info in regards to the facility’s needs.

Originally, this Committee was formed in 2015 by a group of volunteers and the goal was to identify and assess the District’s facility needs. The last major work done to the District was in 2004.

A solution in the form of a bond proposal was presented to the public in 2017 but got voted down.

A new Committee was formed the same year.

After many discussions about prioritizing a list of the School’s needs over the course of a few months, three main areas were decided upon to be at the top of the list.

Those were a new gym, updating of the science labs and potentially looking at rearranging the CTE (Career and Technical Education) rooms.

Superintendent Tom Ridder, Koenig and Pitt told the Board about their trip down to Missouri to look at schools that use a dome as a gym and a shelter.

The Board discussed the topic of choosing an architect.

Last week, the Board met up with some potential companies.

The following new policies and updates to policies were approved by Board members:

*Final reading of Policy 105.1 on Assistance Animals

*Final reading of Policy 705.1R1 on Suspension and Debarment of Vendors

*Second reading of Policy 215R2 on Public Complaints

*First reading of Policy 804.3 on District Emergency Operations Plan

*First reading of Policy 711.2 on Free or Reduced Price Meals Eligibility

*Final reading of Policy 505.2 on Student Progress Reports and Conferences

*Final reading of Policy 505.3 on Student Promotion and Retention

*Final reading of Policy 602.1 on Curriculum Development

*Final reading of Policy 704.3 on Investments.

Finally, former Board president Dan Cohrs was removed and Pitt was added as the check signor for the General, Activity, and Hot Lunch checking accounts done through Logan State Bank.

The next Logan-Magnolia School Board meeting is November 7 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the School’s Media Center.