MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring School Board voted to hire a new basketball coach for the 2006-07 school year. Jeremy Cude, who currently coaches at Marshall, Ark., will take over the duties of Bob Maguffee who resigned the position last winter.
Cude is a graduate of Arkansas State University and has been coaching for four years. He is certified in physical education, health and math and has a degree in engineering.
The school board also accepted two roof bids. Traco Roofing of Harville, Mo., gave the low bid of $19,700 and was accepted by the board for a new roof on the old agriculture building at the school. The board also voted to accept the low bid of $88,175 from Terry Schackelford of Hardy, Ark., for a new roof on the high school building. Both roofs will be metal.
In other action, the board accepted a bid of $64,750 from Cushman Electric of Evening Shade, Ark., for 12 new heating and cooling units at the elementary school. The board also accepted a bid of $52,721 for seven new heating and cooling units at the community building at the school.
Superintendent Ron Taylor said the new heating units will be 95 percent efficient compared to the old units that were 80 percent energy efficient wen new. He said they should make the classrooms more comfortable and be more economical for the school. He said the businesses hired would be responsible for removing the old units from the roof.
Taylor said the school district has been approved by the Arkansas Department of Education to start a new special education building at the school. He said plans for the project have been received for the 2,240-square-foot building. He said bids for the project will be advertised in The South Missourian News in the near future, and he hopes the bids will be opened at the May 9 school board meeting.
The board amended the 2005-06 certified teacher salary to accommodate legislation that was passed last month by the Arkansas Senate. Taylor said $444 will added to the base pay of teachers with bachelor's degrees and $511 will added to the base pay of teachers with master's degrees. Senate Bill 37 did not require giving non-certified teachers a salary increase, but the school board voted to give all of them a 1.6-percent cost-of-living increase.
The board voted to re-hire all non-certified employees. Denny Young will not be driving a school bus next year and custodian Michael Delargy will go from 12 month to nine months employment at the school.