04/01/13 The Plymouth Community School Board will meet on Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m. The regular meeting will follow an executive session that will convene at6:30 p.m.in the Administration Board Room. The regular meeting is open to the public; however, comments from the public are limited to agenda items only.
The Board is expected to consider a contract with the architect firm of Barton-Coe-Vilama of Ft. Wayne for work in two buildings. Extensive renovations are being planned of the existing auto shop area ofPlymouthHigh School. The area is converted into classrooms for math as well as circulation space. A second project will be the renovations of the existingMediaCenterarea atLincolnJunior High Schoolinto New Tech classroom space, circulation space and administrative space. According to the contract, the budget for PHS is $375,000 and the budget for the LJH project is being set at $475,000. The firm has been involved in a number of project for the school corporation the past.
The Board will be asked to approve bids for the renovations.
A list of potential summer school offerings at PHS will also be presented for Board approval. Included in those classes are the following: Economics Session 1, Online Economics Session 2, Online Government Session 1, US History Sessions 1 & 2, Speech Session 1, Advanced Speech Session 2, Geometry Session 1, Geometry Session 2, Algebra II Session 1, Algebra II Session 2, and LA Credit Recovery Session 1.
Other agenda items include the first reading of a number of policies and guidelines proposed changes and selections for curriculum adoption.
Under the consent agenda portion, the Board members will consider a request from Jennifer Felke, BPA (Business Professionals of America) to attend the BPA National Leadership Conference. According to the request, ten students have qualified for competition as a result of competing at the BPA District Leadership Conference and the State Leadership Conference. The National Conference is being held inOrlando,FLin May. In her request, Felke said, “This trip will be paid for with fundraising monies, sponsorships received from businesses and organizations, as well as personal funds. I have also donated $725 worth of frequent flyer mileage towards the cost of the total airfare for our group.”
Carol Anders Correspondent