Manila Elementary construction project complete

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Adam Seiter, senior project manager for Nabholz Construction, reported at the January school board meeting the elementary building project is 100 percent complete on the punch list items.

"We are looking at the hot water heaters," he said. "They have been shipped and will be installed. We are not happy with the stain used on the stage in the cafeteria and we will redo it. I appreciate your patience."

School Board member Tony Crowell expressed his appreciation to Adam.

"I know I have not always been the easiest to work with," Crowell said.

Superintendent Pam Castor added her appreciation for Seiter's honesty in dealing with problems.

"When problems did arise, you did not try to hide anything," she said. "You were honest in dealing with them."

Seiter again expressed his appreciation to the board and said he would be available if anything else comes up.

The board voted unanimously to accept four high school student transfers into the district. They are Ryan Davidson and Cristin Adcock, from South Mississippi County, and Hunter Dilldine and Lane Cohn, from Buffalo Island Central.

The board approved the Legal Liability Insurance annual renewal for a total cost of $5,620.

The board went into executive session to discuss personnel matters.

Following the closed session, the board voted 7-0 to accept the resignation of Toby Doke as of Jan. 26. Doke served as the Head football coach and Dean of students.

The board voted unanimously to extend Superintendent Castor's contract for another year.

Board members present included President Tracey Reinhart, Vice President Danny Robbins, Secretary Brandon Veach, Steve Matheny, Johnny McCain, Tony Crowell, and Jeremy Jackson.

The board meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month.

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