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Clinton school’s finances look ‘pretty good,’ says Jones

The Clinton School District’s finances are looking “pretty good,” the superintendent told the School Board at its meeting Monday night.

Dr. Scott Jones told the board that it looked like there would be no negatives as the district closes out its books for the 2013-14 school year.

In another matter, Jones asked the School Board to rescind a decision on stipends it approved last month. Proper procedure was not followed in his request to the board in June, Jones stated. He said the request did not first go to the PPC for its input.

At the meeting in June, it was announced that Mark Gammill, who retired at the end of the school year as principal of junior high, would not be replaced and that high school Principal Frank McMurry would also be principal of junior high. McMurry was to be given a $3,000 stipend for the extra duty.

Jones also asked the School Board to allow him to spend up to $30,000 on used vehicles to replace five vehicles used around campus.

Board member David Warren asked if the school really needed five campus vehicles.

Jones replied, “We might get by with less, but I wouldn’t want to.” The board unanimously agreed to the request.

The School Board also unanimously agreed to accept changes and updates to student handbooks. The changes are from the state.

It also accepted bids for milk, bread and oil. Stephenson Oil in Clinton submitted the lowest bid to provide fuel to the district at a cost of 10 cents over rack cost plus tax.

The Clinton School Board meets the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Junior High School library. The meetings are open to the public.

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