By: James Pruitt
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Edon School is an active place this summer as work on various projects continue.
Superintendent John Granger updated the school board on the status of several buildings and grounds projects. The board also discussed the status of the weight room.
Installation of concrete to the athletic field entrance will commence in July after a wet May backed up the work.
Work on the parking lot will wait until next year as the district would rather spend the money all at once. District personnel have marked bad spots in the pavement that will have to be milled before a new top coat and paint is applied.
The district will finish up the tiling work around the grounds this summer and then bid out the parking lot work for next year. Area where the asphalt was removed for the tiling work will be resurfaced and new catch basins will be installed.
The board will gather before the next meeting in July at the south end of the high school to view the water damage and the work that needs to be done.
District staff have been leveling out the trenches dug last year and painting the bus barn.
The gym floor has been refinished.
Granger provided the principals report as they are excused from the June and July and board meetings.
Anthony Stevens congratulated the graduating seniors and remarked how wonderful it was to have a number of staff at the commencement. That also included all five board members.
Three student speakers referred to staff during their addresses. And how the class received $849,000 in scholarships. Nearly half of the seniors (46 percent) are heading off to 4-year schools, while 24 percent are planning to attend 2-year institutions.
In the elementary school report, all third graders passed their proficiency tests.
In other news
-There are no students on the waiting list for Head Start.
-There are 26 students participating in the summer intervention program, and possibly more in July.
-The district will carry cyber liability insurance for 2016-17.
-The district is trying to figure a way to keep the weight room open during the summer. Coaches are responsible to oversee their teams and if a coach doesn’t show up, their players won’t go in. Also the football team seems to dominate the use of the facility.
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