Board to tour renovated elementary school

The Jefferson City Board of Education on Monday will tour South Elementary School to learn more about the renovations that reshaped the building last summer, as well as hear a recap about other construction jobs around the district last year.

The board is scheduled to convene at 6 p.m. Monday at 707 Linden Drive.

Bob Weber, facilities manager, said he plans to talk about re-roofing projects at both middle schools, parking lot improvements at the board’s Dunklin Street offices and classroom renovations at the Simonsen 9th Grade Center.

“In all, the projects added up to about $2.7 million,” Weber said Friday.

Also Monday, the board will recognize the contributions of resigning board member Marie Peoples, who sought her first full term in 2011 after being chosen to finish Brad Scrivner’s term when he was transferred to Tulsa.

Until recently, Peoples was the Cole County health director, when she accepted a position with the Public Health Services District in Flagstaff, Ariz., as the chief health officer of Coconino County.

Peoples has already moved to Arizona and is expected to officially resign next week.

David Luther, assistant to the superintendent, said Peoples’ seat could either be filled by board appointment or it could be left open until the April election.

Also Monday, the board is expected to:

• Hear a technology update from Garrett Miller, director of technology. Miller is expected to discuss the implementation of the $750,000 in iPads the district purchased for this school year.

• Hear a food service update from Terri Ferguson, director of food services.

• Hear presentations from Board Member Doug Whitehead and Superintendent Brian Mitchell about the Missouri School Board Association’s meeting, held at Tan-Tar-A last weekend.

• Hear a transportation update from Chief Operations Officer Jason Hoffman and approve the district’s bus routes, which have been in place for the last 2.5 months.

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