The consideration of bids for repairing the roof of the WHHS gym were made with some discussion from Dr. Ray Jones regarding the damage on the roof. He told the board he had fought to not have to replace the entire roof, but lost. “At the same time,” he said, “that roof in 12 years old and we probably do need to go ahead and replace the entire roof for a cost to the district of about $29,000.” They voted unanimously to approve the roof.

 

The White Hall School Board met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 11 at the Julius Brown Administration Building. All members were present and several administrators from the schools.

 

The consideration of bids for repairing the roof of the WHHS gym were made with some discussion from Dr. Ray Jones regarding the damage on the roof. He told the board he had fought to not have to replace the entire roof, but lost. “At the same time,” he said, “that roof in 12 years old and we probably do need to go ahead and replace the entire roof for a cost to the district of about $29,000.” They voted unanimously to approve the roof.

 

There were no bids to open regarding the excess metal building they had asked for bids so they could sell it. It is currently behind the middle school. There were a couple other buildings that were torn down, but this one they were going to try and sell. They discussed putting out another call for bids on the building.

 

The next item was regarding replacing the gym floor at the high school. They had a bid from Gymmasters to not only replace the floor but also take care of the floors over the next three years. “We typically spend between 8-10 thousand per year just on maintenance,” Jones said.

The company will also go into the pee wee gym and scoot the goals back to make it close to 90 feet. The cost will be $24,500 for three years. This bid covers all the floors. The board approved this unanimously. They also approved replacing the carpet over the summer in the media center of one of the elementary school, the choir room in the high school and in the principal’s office.

 

Heath Bennett, assistant superintendent gave the financial report. Discussion was made regarding C.D.’s that they have invested that may be coming due in June and he is going to bid it out again. Stone Bank has been giving them a good rate and they hope to get it again.

 

Craig Dupuy, assistant superintendent, gave the facilities and transportation report. The concrete work at the high school is ongoing. At Taylor elementary, sidewalks are looking good. Dupuy said they had been some inspections coming through and they had went well.

 

Discussion was made regarding the big bee hive that was taken out of the gym attic thanks to an UAPB entomologist.

 

Jones discussed the legislative session that has just ended. Both voucher programs were defeated on the house floor. He said there is really not a lot of education legislation coming up but when he receives them he will forward them to the board of directors. “There is one bit of legislation that troubles me and it has to do with a one percent increase, mostly to salaries.”

 

The board then went into executive session to discuss personnel items. Upon returning from the executive session the meeting was adjourned.