Board Chooses De­sign For Sports Com­plex

McDonald County Press - - FRONT PAGE - Rachel Dick­er­son McDon­ald County Press rdick­er­son@nwadg.com

The McDon­ald County R-1 School District Board of Ed­u­ca­tion, at its meet­ing on Tuesday, chose a de­sign for the ath­letic sports com­plex.

The board chose a de­sign with a mezzanine on the front and a con­ces­sion stand. John Kelsh of Con­trolled Tech­nol­ogy Solutions said he would de­liver the board’s de­ci­sion to the ar­chi­tect and start get­ting bids.

At a work ses­sion be­fore the meet­ing, the board con­tin­ued its dis­cus­sion on turf for the foot­ball field. Kelsh said he had a meet­ing with the coach­ing staff and they wanted to add a red line to the

50-yard line, which would cost an ad­di­tional $1,800. They also wanted to ex­pand the high jump area, which would cost $208,000.

Board mem­ber Andy McClain said he thought $200,000 would be bet­ter spent on light­ing or putting seat backs on the bleach­ers. Scott Gold­stein, board pres­i­dent, said he agreed with McClain.

The board ap­proved the red line at the 50-yard line but did not ap­prove the ex­pan­sion of the high jump area.

Also dur­ing the work ses­sion, the board looked at pre­lim­i­nary plans for a new FEMA safe room at Noel Pri­mary School. Su­per­in­ten­dent Mark Stan­ton said the school district was awarded a grant for a tor­nado shel­ter at the pri­mary school.

The board gave its per­mis­sion for the FFA to go to the national con­ven­tion on Oct. 24-27 and for FCCLA to go to Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 9-11.

Lau­rinda Hacket of Mis­souri South­ern Teacher Ed­u­ca­tion gave a pre­sen­ta­tion about part­ner­ing with McDon­ald County Schools. It will sup­ply stu­dent teach­ers start­ing in the fall of 2019, and the school district will serve as a satel­lite cam­pus for Mis­souri South­ern Teacher Ed­u­ca­tion.

Di­rec­tor of trans­porta­tion Clyde Davidson re­ceived per­mis­sion from the board to pick up stu­dents liv­ing less than one mile from the school. He also re­ported the district has ap­plied for a grant for three buses.

The board also ap­proved pay­ing for dual credit classes for vo-tech stu­dents en­rolled at the tech cen­ter at Crow­der Col­lege. The cost ap­proved was $13,620.

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