Friday, June 15, 2012Board of Education Updated On Bleacher Project
By Danny HamptonThe Henry County R-1 Board of Education voted at a special meeting on June 4, to accept the following resingations: Brandon Wallace-High School Principal; Kurtis Howell-Junior High Science; Robyn Howell-High School English and Carol Waibel-Secretary to the Superintendent.
At the regular meeting of the board on June 11, Superintendent Kevin Sandlin reported that, “Approximately 25-30 volunteers turned out on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 to help tear down the old bleachers at the football field. With everyone working together we were able to totally remove the bleachers and clean up the area in less than 16 total hours. The metal from the bleachers netted almost $1,400. We also donated some wood and some leftover aluminum bleachers to the ball field (Windsor Youth Baseball and Softball Association) and arena (Windsor Septemberfest).”KCP&L will remove the two poles that were in front of the old bleachers and install them in back of the new bleachers.
The two new 80 foot foots have been ordered and have an estimated cost of $9,000.Former school board member Marti Howard and his crew will be doing the concrete work. Howard has agreed to donate his time.
In the report to the board it stated, “ALL PRO Electric has submitted a bid of $6,600 or so to do the necessary electrical work for the project. That number may increase as we get into the actual work and make adjustments, including the possibility of adding a few lights facing toward the building on the back of the new poles to illuminate the grass area between the field and concession stand. The gentleman from ALL PRO donated his time and the use of his truck this past weekend to help us with the tear down and cleanup of the old bleachers.”Sandlin also informed the board that the bleacher company might have the district’s bleachers manufactured earlier than expected.
The attendance rate for the school district for the year that was just completed was at 95 percent overall.However, 82 students at the elementary and 47 students at the high school missed more than 10 days of school.
It was also reported that there were some students at the elementary that had missed more than 30 days of school.
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