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Board signs off on QZAB bonds

Thursday, December 1, 2005

MAMMOTH SPRING - The Mammoth Spring School Board has signed the final papers issuing QZAB bonds as approved by school district patrons in September.

School superintendent Ron Taylor said $424,728 bonds will be offered and the closing and transfer of the funds were to take place Nov. 29.

"Bank of America will pay $424,728 for the bonds plus a premium of $2,125 for a total of $426,853. $14,016 will be deducted for bond issuance cost and a balance of $412,837 will be credited to the Mammoth Spring School District," Taylor told the board.

In other school board business, Taylor said the district had applied for a Transitional Program Funding Grant from the Arkansas Department of Education for four projects. He outlined the projects for the board. "The first project will be a 2,000-square-foot special education and related services building. The second project will be replacing all the outside doors and windows in the high school and the community building. The third project will be a new metal roof on the old agri building that now serves as the medical professions and distance learning lab," the superintendent said.

He said the last project he would like to tackle is new heat and air for the community building. "This building was built in 1970 and has had little done to it. Several classes are now being held in the building including high school math, junior high math and science and other classes," he said. Taylor said the district is hoping to hear from the department within 30 days.

He said the school board will be revising the specs supplied by engineers for the heat and air system in the elementary building, and bids for the project will be advertised in March. The superintendent said the units should be installed over summer vacation.

The board looked at the bids received for the new roof on the high school. They voted to reject the bids and asked the superintendent to get more detailed specs. Taylor made the comment that he was concerned about the work on the roof going on while school was in session. "Bids will be let again in March or April and an Aug. 1 deadline is given for the completion of the roof.

The board voted to hire Shelly Justice as a personal care aide for a kindergarten student at the school.

They accepted the resignation of Tommy Massey as music instructor at the school as of Nov. 15.

The board voted to grant the request of Dionne Komm who was hired as manager of the elementary school computer lab for a leave of absence that must be paid up to 12 weeks due to the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993.

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