Clay Community School (CCS) board members unanimously approved the "kick-off" of renovations for the former American Legion building, which will soon house the central office.
CCS Superintendent Kimberly Tucker and Business Affairs Director Mike Fowler requested to obtain a quote for two projects involving fiber optic installation.
The first project involves installing fiber optics lines from Forest Park Elementary to Jackson Township Elementary and both schools in Clay City.
The second project involves installing fiber optic lines from Forest Park to the recently purchased soon-to-be central office.
Tucker and Fowler plan to accept the quotes they receive, providing each project is under $50,000.
Meanwhile, the board members heard presentations from Curriculum Coordinator Kathy Knust and area vocational teachers about the positive things they are doing in their classrooms and what still needs to be improved.
Assistant Superintendent Tim Rayle also presented a slideshow about CCS's No Child Left Behind- Adequate Yearly Progress and Public Law 221.
The presentation included a progress report for each CCS.
The Brazil Times plans to run more detailed articles concerning the progress reports and CCS vocational programs in coming days.
In other school board news:
* Fowler opened and took bids for new buses and fuel.
The board plans to bring the bids back to the subsequent meeting for school board approval,
* The board unanimously approved new employee insurance rates for health/vision and dental, and
* Board members presented first readings for both the bus driver and classified handbooks.
The school board will meet for special session Monday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m., in the North Clay Middle School Media Center, 3450 W. State Rd. 340, Brazil.