Riverside Board hears building projects update

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Riverside East Elementary building project is on schedule. Work should be completed by spring.

Riverside School Board members heard an update on the building projects at the Aug. 10 meeting.

Mark Cahoon, architect, said the roofing is near completion on the new East elementary building. The external and internal studs are in place for three of the four wings. The work is on track to be completed by mid to late February.

Larson Tate, project manager, also informed the board the new bus shop, located on the high school campus, should be completed within a week.

The board made a decision to purchase additional security cameras and DVR for the high school.

"Due to the recent break-in we found certain holes in our system that needed to be corrected," Knight said. "We were pleased to be able to identify the juvenile who broke into the building through the surveillance system but it made us aware of where we needed additional equipment."

In other business the board:

*accepted the resignation of April Cooper, custodian at West Elementary, then voted to extend the part-time to full time contract for Barbara Howard as custodian at West Elementary.

*voted unanimously to employ Buster Campbell as teacher, coach and bus driver.

*voted 5-0 to employ Spencer Hoffman, girls coach, as athletic director.

*increased substitute pay for teaching positions from $65 to $75 a day.

*approved the legal transfer of Maxemilano Gallegos to EPC.

*approved updates in the Licensed Personnel Policy handbook; Classified Personnel Policy Handbook; Elementary Handbook; and High School Handbook. Superintendent Tommy Knight said the policies were tweaked to meet the recommended state changes.

*approved salary schedule, which is the same as last year.

Due to Labor Day holiday, the next board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 14 on the Caraway campus. The regular school board meetings are held at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month. The meetings rotate between Caraway and Lake City.

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