Bid specifications and dates for the Verona R-7 Districts building project, presented by Richard Werner, the school's architect, were approved by the school board at its February school board meeting.
According to architect Richard Werner, drawings are available at Springfield Blue Print. A pre-bid meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on March 9 with a bid opening planned on Tuesday, March 16. The drawings show the new building that will house boys and girls new locker rooms, weight room, coaches office and a new team entrance. This will also allow for more parking area.
The board approved the audit agreement with Davis, Lynn and Moots and also approved the library/media program evaluation.
Elementary School Principal Jeannie Abeln recognized Becky Mayberry for the work she did with the Food Power Program, the Asthma Clinic and the grant for the AED.
Abeln reported to the board that the elementary school has started a good citizen program with a monthly honor assembly for the students. According to Abeln, the reward trip for students who achieved proficient or advanced on last year's MAP test is being planned to Incredible Pizza. Cindy Kullman is working on donations for the year's MAP testing.
Superintendent William Sweet, advised that a committee of Verona graduates met on Feb. 13 to discuss the placement of graduate composites. Digital storage of the composites was also discussed. Sweet reported on plans to remodel the old agriculture room for the PAT program. The project cost is estimated at approximately $5 a square foot.
High School Principal Terry Winton reported that the varsity and JV volleyball teams both earned the MSHSAA Scholastic Achievement Award, and Jenna Chadd, Tristan Carrasquillo and Beth Bigham earned Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association Adademic All-State honors.
Winton also reported on the FFA blood drive, homecoming, graduate follow-up, the Science Olympiad, the Verona girls basketball team, and A+ schools.
In closed session, a vote was taken to rehire all building level administrators and add one more year to their extending their employment through 2011/12. Salaries were left undecided at this time until more information is obtained about the budget.