Board Hears From Freeman Clinic
The McDonald County School District Board of Education heard a report from the Freeman Clinic at its meeting on Aug. 10.
Renee Denton of Freeman Clinic reported the clinic saw 95 school patients during the 2016-17 school year. Adults are primarily using the program, she reported. She also said 189 consultations occurred. The clinic is developing a better record-keeping system to track how many students go home sick, she said. Freeman is also working with the schools’ clerical staff to learn the number of students who text their parents to come pick them up when they are sick, she added.
Denton also said they are close to having the student health inventory put on the school website so that parents can fill it out online.
Also on Aug. 10, Fred Nelson of Fordification presented a check for $1,400 to the schools’ foundation for scholarships. Board member Frank Woods accepted the check on behalf of the schools’ foundation.
Maintenance Supervisor Bob Campbell presented the board with two bids for asphalt for the parking lot at the transportation facility and the exit road behind Pineville Primary School. The board approved a bid of $203,050 for the parking lot and a bid of $10,271 for the exit road.
Campbell also reported the district has several surplus items from the Transportation Department’s move, including a 10,000-gallon fuel tank and a mobile home. He received approval from the board to advertise and sell the items.
Mark Stanton, the superintendent of schools, reported that each year the school district is required by the state to set its tuition. This year it is $8,376.34.
Woods reported that the schools’ foundation had its year-end meeting and Gary Watson, John Poynor and he were reappointed to the foundation board. He also reported the foundation golf tournament is coming in September.
Fred Nelson, left, of Fordification presents Frank Woods with a check for $1,400 for the McDonald County Schools Foundation at the Aug. 10 meeting of the school board.