School Board orders two new buses at $51,610 each

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

GREEN FOREST ---- Two new school buses will be delivered to the Green Forest School sometime in July at a cost of $51,610 each.

The buses were ordered by the Green Forest Board of Education when it met last week.

Bids were sought and two companies responded; Ward Transportation and Merl's Transportation. Ward, the low bidder, was awarded the contract.

Superintendent Dr. Larry Bennett said the two new buses will be used for travel to competitions and athletic events, and as daily route buses.

The school board also okayed improvements to the football field concession stand. Bennett said the narrow concession area will be widened about six feet to make it easier for people to move about when working inside.

He said the project is expected to cost $650 and all work will be done by the school maintenance department.

A request for a transfer of sick days from Marc McCutcheon to his wife, Dana McCutcheon was also approved. Bennett said Dana had used all of her sick days and Marc wanted to transfer half of his to her. Both are staff members at the school and the law allows a transfer between spouses, Bennett said.

The school board discussed the school calendar, which was affected by cancelled classes because of inclement weather. Graduation will be May 21, as previously planned.

The last day of classes for students will be May 28, instead of May 27. The last day for teachers will be June 1.

The board accepted resignations from: Cindy Grigg, an intermediate school science teacher; Mike Hampton, boys basketball coach; and from two bus drivers.

Contracts for certified personnel were discussed but no action was taken. Bennett said the board will meet in special session this week to approve the contracts.

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