Bay School Board accepts two resignations

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

The Bay School Board accepted two resignations at its regular meeting on March 10. Social studies and girls' basketball coach Mark Manchester resigned and elementary school librarian Nancy Hall is retiring.

In two separate motions, the board approved to renew elementary and high school teachers' contracts.

The board approved to add three days onto the end of the school year to make up for days missed due to snowy weather. The last day for students will be June 4 and the last day for teachers will be June 6. This was the plan which a majority of teachers voted on, said Superintendent Eric Kieffner.

The board approved to borrow $75,000 for repairs to the elementary roof. The rest of the money that will be needed to repair the roof will come out of local funds. The school has advertised for roofing bids in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. The bids will be opened April 14.

In unfinished business, the board approved a resolution allowing Bay to participate in the Craighead Alternative Learning Center and the board authorized Kieffner to advertise for a position of lab manager.

Scott Beardsley spoke to the board presenting options on refinancing bonds. He recommended that the board wait and see what the state decides to do concerning mills. Kieffner said that a final decision will be made in May.

The board gave Kieffner authority to apply for a safe room/shelter.

The board also approved the City of Bay to use a rotary mower the school hasn't used in two years on the condition that the city returns the mower if the school should need it.

In other business, the board approved the minutes of the Feb. 10 meeting and current bills.

The next regular Bay School Board meeting will be April 14 at 7 p.m. in the high school library.

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