Board tables construction note vote

From Staff Reports

Webster County School District board members are considering issuing a note to finance construction costs at East Webster High School’s campus in Cumberland.

Superintendent Jack Treloar, on Aug. 14, recommended the board adopt a resolution of intent to issue a note to provide a means of financing the construction costs pending reimbursement of FEMA, MEMA and insurance. Construction of a new school building is under way to replace the one destroyed by a tornado in 2011.

The board tabled the resolution until October, according to minutes of the meeting and the central office. Treloar told the Progress- Times that the note would not result in a tax increase.

Other Business Also upon Treloar’s recommendation, the board approved the amended Task Order 4 with H20 Partners, which was tabled at the previous meeting.

Additionally, the School Board approved Treloar’s recommendation to approve an ad valorem request of $2.28 million for the 2012-13 school year.

Treloar presented a request from Calisse Bell Harville to have the 90- acre 16th Section lease in the name of her deceased uncle, A.L. Bell, changed over to her name. This request was tabled at a previous meeting.

After some discussion, the board voted to offer Harville a 3-acre lease that will include the house located at 4226 Old Walthall Road and was part of Bell’s original lease, and to reclassify the remaining 87 acres in forestland.

Consent Agenda The board approved or accepted these items as a part of the Consent Agenda, records show: • an $1,800 manual check for EWSH to Pritchard Engineering. • Sisters Photography for school pictures at Eupora Elementary School for 2012-13. • fundraisers for the EWHS football team and Eupora Elementary School SHAPE classes. • the resignation of Patti Ramage, EHS part-time cafeteria worker, effective Aug. 24. • Diane Tomlinson as a part-time cafeteria worker at EHS, beginning Aug. 24. • Ted Cole as a substitute teacher for the 2012-13 school year.