The Pierce City R-6 Board of Education heard a presentation from a student regarding the future of the school's football coach during the board's Jan. 27 meeting.
On behalf of the senior class of 2011, junior Cody Cox provided board members with a letter that was signed by football players, which listed several reasons why the students want Brad Hocker to continue coaching.
According to school officials, there is a possibility that Hocker's extra duty contract as the Pierce City High School football coach will not be renewed next year.
In the superintendent's report, Russ Moreland discussed where the school's central office will be located while construction is in progress.
Moreland told school board members there were three viable options available, which include:
* The contractor's proposal of completing the new offices and then moving into them after construction is completed, which would incur an additional cost not to exceed $7,585.
* Rent portable temporary buildings, which would be placed in front of the school and cost $165 per building per month plus $100 for delivery and $100 for pick-up of each building.
* Move to offices located in the northwest corner of the school's F building, which are currently being used for physical therapy, speech and as the school nurse's office.
In other business, the Pierce City School Board:
* Heard the Pierce City School District received an invitation to the 2010 Distinction in Performance Banquet.
|* Received an update on the school's building project from Architects Richard Werner and Jim Rutledge.|
* Authorized School Board President Jim Barchak to sign the Cox Business Associate Agreement, which is a new agreement required by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
* Heard that Commandoes USA held an assembly for middle and high school students about setting a path in life and staying away from drugs.
* Received curriculum information that was developed by Curriculum Director Tiffany Dirks. In the near future, the curriculum will be available on the district's website for access by teachers, community members and parents.
The next regular school board meeting will be held on Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Pierce City High School library.