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The Jefferson City Board of Education will vote Monday on whether to approve the district's weekly early-release days proposal.

The district is proposing weekly 70-minute early-release days on most Mondays to allow for more staff professional development time in the 2021-22 school year.

District officials will present more information on the weekly early release days plan and recommend the board approve it at the meeting.

The board will also vote on whether to approve an energy performance savings contract with Navitas for about $16 million. Navitas specializes in energy efficiency programs.

If approved, the contract will save the district money in the long run, officials said. The district would save about $510,000 in energy costs the first year and increase each year after, Director of Facilities Frank Underwood said at the March 15 board meeting.

"I think we're doing what we need to do for not only our environment but for our taxpayers," Underwood said at the meeting.

Jason Hoffman, chief financial/operating officer, will provide more information on the contract at the meeting.

Document: Jefferson City Board of Education Agenda, April 12, 2021

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Other contracts the board will vote on include: D.E. Martin Roofing Co., Inc. for a Thomas Jefferson Middle School roof replacement change order for $184,678; Desco Systems, L.C. for bathroom improvements at Capital City High School for $18,424; and Arete Contracting for kitchen renovations at Belair Elementary School for $54,588 or an alternate amount of $1,500.

The board will also swear in re-elected board members and reorganize the board by electing officers. Ken Enloe and Lindsey Rowden were re-elected April 6 and will begin a new term.

Linthacum will call for nominations for board president and vice president, and the new president will then call for election of a treasurer and secretary. The board will also elect board members to one delegate position and one alternate position to the Missouri School Boards' Association.

Superintendent Larry Linthacum will also provide updates on the district's strategic plan and K-8 overcrowding at the meeting.

The meeting is 6 p.m. Monday at the Miller Performing Arts Center auditorium, 501 Madison St. in Jefferson City. It will also be livestreamed on the JCSchools Videos YouTube channel.

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