The Clay Community Schools Board of Education met in regular session Thursday night in the North Clay Middle School library. The following items of business and discussion took place:
Board members took the opportunity to congratulate the marching bands at Northview and Clay City High School, and the football team at Northview, for an incredible display of teamwork and spirit needed to achieve the honors received by both schools, students, players, and the staff this year. The Veterans Day programs earlier in the day were also commended by board members who attended the school events. They were impressed and hoped that those schools that did not have programs will do so next year.
Five new busses, three conventional and two handicapped-equipped, need to be purchased and tires need to be replaced on existing vehicles. Bids from Bedwell Tire & Battery for tires and Midwest Transit for the purchase of buses, was approved by the entire board. It was decided that fuel should be purchased on the open market due to the fluctuations of oil prices and all submitted bids were rejected.
Unfunded liability from insurance benefits
The board agreed that the SEA 199 Pension bonds will be used to buy out the unfunded liability arising from insurance benefits payable to retiring teachers by a unanimous decision by the board.
Church named NHS principal
Principal and Assistant Principal positions at Northview was discussed briefly. Supt. William Schad and the board thanked Jim Church for his leadership at Northview. Schad recommended him for the position of principal and he was unanimously approved by the board. He has been serving as the interim principal.
The position of assistant principal has not yet been filled.
Len Fischer requested the research into the equalization of the extra-curricular activities expenditures per child as a way to manage costs. The board agreed.
All school board members were present.