Jefferson C-123 met July 18 to assess storm damage and handle school business.

During a recent storm, the district’s school gym chimney cap poked a hole in the roof above the stage. Water soaked the stage floor and seeped into the basement. Approximately 1/4 of the ceiling tiles were also damaged.

Cornerstone Roofing, Maitland, performed emergency roof repair. Service Pro, St. Joseph, came to assess the floor condition. Due to the damages sustained, they recommended a full replacement of the stage floor. Jefferson will be accepting bids for the floor repair. The school board contemplated waiting until the end of the 2016-2017 school year to begin the project in hopes that the floor will dry. No action was taken.

Superintendent Tim Jermain gave a building project update. Negotiations have begun with the school building’s neighbors to add a new driveway to the school. Board members mentioned a few citizens who expressed an interest in donating equipment and labor for the project.

Members reviewed blueprints for the gymnasium. They will hold an additional meeting to finalize the blueprint designs and approve them. The meeting time will be announced at a later date.

The agricultural classroom has set up a hydroponics production facility. They have 100 tilapia fish and will use the fertilized water to grow lettuce. The lettuce will be served in the school cafeteria.

Other business included:

•A foreign exchange student from Thailand will be attending Jefferson.

•Gray’s Oil and Company, Maryville, was awarded the bid for the district’s fuel.

•Anderson Erickson won the bid for the school’s dairy products.

•Don McCrary, Conception Jct, was awarded the bid for trash removal.

•The board voted to reduce gate price admission fees. Fees were dropped from $5 to $4. An adult annual pass will be $40 and a family annual pass will be $80.

•Tuition for out-of-district students will remain the same this year. It is $2,000 a year for the first child and $250 a year for each additional child.Jefferson

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