wpid-Nodaway-Holt.indd_Nodaway Holt R-VIII met July 21 to hire personnel and accept bids.

Fall City Mercantile, Fall City, NE, won the bids for bread and milk for the 2016-2017 school year. The school’s cost for milk decreased from 31¢ to 27¢ a carton while the bread price stayed the same.

Jessie Prettyman was hired for the school’s RN nurse position. Discussion was held about increasing her weekly work hours due to an increase in student need. No action was taken.

The tuition rate for out-of-district students was set at $6,100 per student.

The sick leave banks were dissolved. Superintendent Karma Coleman is working with staff during the transitional period.

The Trans Canada utility project was assessed as new construction this year, increasing the school’s assessed evaluation by a little more than $3.6 million.

Coleman gave an update on projects. The leak in the elementary roof has been fixed. Custodians have refinished the gym floor, painted the gym and the bathrooms, bleachers and classrooms.

Nick Madden, Skidmore, fixed the elementary ceiling damage due to the leak. He has nearly completed the addition and will soon install crash barriers around it.

Al’s Heating and Cooling, Maryville, assessed the HVAC needs for the ag shop and is constructing the ductwork.

Midwest Digital System, Lawson, will install video surveillance in the school buildings. The district paid half of the cost upfront for equipment. The projected goal is to have the system in place when school begins August 17.

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