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Board hears update on construction

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

There is $447,000 left in the contingency fund for the building, according to a project manager; $39,000 was used since the update at last month’s meeting.

In other business, new Superintendent Scott Jones said the school district does not yet know its ending balance from last year. Some board members asked about a couple of large checks and were told one was written to Bank of the Ozarks to pay off a loan.

As far as the first day of school, which was Monday, Aug. 19, Jones said, “We got ‘em here and got ‘em home, so I’m happy.”

The board touched on school choice transfers and board-to-board transfers. One board member said the district gained more students than it lost, but no numbers were mentioned.

The board unanimously voted to accept a policy on joint use of the old rock Mitchell gym. The details of that policy were not discussed in the open meeting. Earlier the school accepted a grant to purchase weight equipment, but under the grant the building had to be opened to the public. The board voted to pay School Resource Officer Steve Bradley $15 per hour to keep the gym open 10 hours per week.

The meeting began at 6 p.m. Board members and Jones went into executive session at 6:20 p.m. and left executive session at 7:01 p.m. Board President Kyle Hensley said no action was taken.

The meeting adjourned at 7:07 p.m.

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