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Ridgemont BOE: High school renovations detailed

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Ridgemont Board of Education members discussed at their Thursday evening meeting renovations that will be completed at the high school, including installing a new well system.

When the district moves into its new pre-K-12 facility in the fall of 2015, part of the current high school still will be utilized for extracurricular activities. Renovations will be funded through the bond issue that was passed last year.

The district is seeking bids on a well system for the high school, and the board voted to enter into a contract with SHP Leading Design for the preparation of bid documents, bidding and construction administration for the new system.

Other renovations at the high school will include a new roof and HVAC system.

Also at the meeting, members updated Ridgemont’s calamity day plan.

Despite the state’s new approval of a school calendar based on hours instead of days, the board voted to update its current plan for executing eDays if the district misses more than five calamity days. This will allow school work to be taught and completed online.

Superintendent Emmy Davis said Ridgemont will be sure to make necessary changes in this plan as the state disseminates its guidelines.

Emily Smith was extended a one-year contract as a high school math teacher.

Stipends of $450 were issued to teachers who served as mentors last school year: Stephanie Jolliff, Jason Robinson, Pam Robinson and Nicole Stuck.

Family Consumer Science teacher, Kendra Pierson was approved for three extended days, and Stephanie Jordan was issued a contract as the new seventh-grade volleyball coach.

Members also approved the reconciliation of bills with the Hardin County Educational Service Center from the 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years.

The next regular meeting is 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the high school library, with a work session to follow.

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