MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring School Board approved bids at their July 9 meeting.
Propane, gas and diesel will be purchased from Stateline Propane of Mammoth Spring. Highland Dairy will be providing milk products to the school. The bid for bread went to Interstate Bakery from Springfield.
More than 900,000 copies were made last year at Mammoth Spring schools. The school's copy business will be supplied by Office Concepts of Springfield and insurance for students at the school will be provided by Dwight Jones Insurance of Nashville, Ark.
The school board adopted the new school board policy handbook as required by the Arkansas School Board Association. Mammoth Spring Superintendent Ron Taylor said this policy guarantees the board will be updated on any new laws passed by the legislature.
The board approved the budget for the school for the 2008-09 school year as required by law.
The board voted to purchase school property and content insurance as well as bus and vehicle insurance through the Arkansas Risk Management Program. The value of the school property and content amounted to just over $10 million and the buses and vehicles at the school were assessed at over $400,000.
The school board approved the high school and elementary school handbooks. Taylor said any changes in the handbook only reflect changes made in the Arkansas legislature. He said one significant change in the handbook prohibits cyber bullying either at home or at school.
The board voted to employee a new pre-school aid, Susan Vanderpool of Mammoth Spring.
Taylor gave have an update on some of the summer projects going on at the school. He said a new basketball court has been asphalted behind the high school and he is waiting for the basketball goals to arrive.
The student parking lot at the school was paved last week. Taylor said the gym floors have been refinished and the home economics building at the school is having new cabinets installed and new floor tile.
Taylor said a new 12 burner stove was purchased for the school cafeteria.
Fourteen new computers have been purchased and installed in the high school computer lab. Three classrooms in the elementary building have had new tile laid this summer.