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School Board hears construction update

The Clinton School Board got an update on construction progress on the K-3 building at its meeting Monday evening.

Mark Van Horn of Van Horn Construction said that everything is going well and is on target for have the building ready for the 2014-15 school year.

He said 70 percent of the roofing has been completed, and that about $68,000 has been spent from the contingency fund. He said the intercom system to be installed with be expensive; it is to be paid for from the contingency fund, which still has about $434,000 in it.

He invited School Board members to come to the site next week when the workers will be pouring the aggregate so that the board members can put their hand prints in the material.

Also at the meeting, the licensed personnel policy committee representative said they panel plans to revisit the stipends policy when they look at the salary schedules. She also said pay for substitute teachers is not posted online and teachers need to know that amount for planning purposes.

The board was also addressed by Michael Dobbs from First Security Beardsley Finance about refinancing a bond issue. He said the school district would see a substantial savings if it refinances. The board voted unanimously to do so.

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