Parking lot items were handled at the September meeting of the Verona R-7 Board of Education.
Superintendent of Schools William Sweet said he had received two bids to asphalt the parking lot located south of the elementary building across Ella Street. Bid proposals from Blevins in the amount of $22,250 and from Varsity in the amount of $23,980 were received. The board voted to accept the low bid from Blevins.
The superintendent informed the board that the title search on the property sold to the school district in August by Mr. and Mrs. George Strawn will cost about $150 and is normally paid by the seller.
The board voted to have the school pay all costs associated with the purchase of the Strawn property. The property, located north of the school on Second Street, will be used for parking.
In other matters, Ted Davis, of OPAA, a contracted food service company located in Chesterfield, gave a presentation on what the company could do for the school district. The board voted to get the process started to use OPAA as the school's food service contractor.
The Early Childhood Special Education contract with the Barry-Lawrence County Development Center was accepted as presented.
The superintendent told the board he has received the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education report regarding the special education report for last year. He said the school met 154 of 156 objectives. The only item not met was post-high school transitions.
Sweet mentioned the playground equipment purchased from Miracle Recreation in Monett has been installed. He recognized Matt Pruente, Robert Koehler, American Dehydrated Foods and board member Dale Whitlock for their efforts in the project.
In closed session, the board approved two early graduation requests. Further, the board approved one residency waiver and denied two others.
The next meeting of the board will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15.