Board Hears From Free­man Clinic

McDonald County Press - - COUNTY - Rachel Dick­er­son McDon­ald County Press rdick­er­son@nwadg.com

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.

RACHEL DICK­ER­SON/MCDON­ALD COUNTY PRESS

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.

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