Supt. Dan Schroeder announced at the Clay Community School Board of Trustees meeting Thursday that Clay City Elementary School Principal Jon Russell rescinded his letter of resignation and the board voted to extend a contract of renewal to North Clay Middle School Principal Jeff Allen.
The board then moved on to demolition and backfill of the transportation office. In a vote of 5-1 (Ted Jackson was absent) the board agreed to move forward with the demolition of the building (this does not include the bus hut where repairs are made).
Barrett Excavating, Center Point, submitted the lowest quote for $25,000 and the project shouldn't take more than approximately three weeks, barring any type of weather interference.
Mike Lawson, President of the Clay County Community Foundation presented a check to President Brian Atkinson in the amount of $92,220.00 to the school corporation. This was made possible through a 2001 Eli Lilly award and the $800,000 extension in 2005. The money will be used to continue funding for the LEAAP Center and Cumberland Academy.
"With the continued literary efforts of the LEAAP Center and Cumberland Academy, we are very proud to present this to the Clay Community School Corporation," Lawson said.
In a 6-0 vote, the board approved a request to purchase a portable batting field for the baseball program at Northview High School. The field will cost $3,800.00 and an additional $759.00 for the purchase of a television. The total cost will be subtracted from the baseball account.