The evening began with CCSC Supt. Dan Schroeder delivering a report about the current enrollment at each school. He explained the numbers for this year are lower than the numbers for this time last year.
"It looks like most of our classes, especially at the lower level are pretty good," he said. "Our enrollment tends to go up from this time of year to when we get our ADM (Average Daily Membership)."
The ADM count is not until Sept. 18, and the current number of students enrolled is 4,444, which is 22 fewer than last year.
Schroeder and the board will continue to monitor classroom numbers and if the administration feels the need to add another teacher anywhere, then the process will begin and a recommendation will be brought to the board at the next meeting.
The board is hoping to avoid any problems with class size and have a smooth beginning to the school year.
With no discussion or questions, the board unanimously voted 6-0 in favor of the reasonable suspicion drug testing policy.
The board voted 5-1 (Forrest Buell opposed) to continue with the final design estimate and alternate matrix for bid package 4 (Van Buren, Forest Park, and Clay City elementary schools).
In other business, the board unanimously approved to:
* Declare 90 computers and monitors as surplus, which were sold to Technology Exchange for $370,
* Declare the playground equipment at Meridian Elementary as surplus, so it can be bidded out, and
* To sell the modular classroom at Meridian Elementary to Berea Baptist Church for $1,000.
A special meeting of the Clay Community School Board of Trustees is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Aug. 27, at North Clay Middle for the approval of the construction contract for bid package 3 (East Side, Meridian and Staunton elementary schools) as well as bid package 2 (Jackson Township Elementary School sewer line).