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School board discusses improvements

Friday, November 24, 2006

MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor gave the final reports on the improvement projects at Mammoth Spring High School at the Nov. 13 school board meeting.

Taylor said the new roof on the agriculture building has been completed as well as the pitch roof on the community building. The roof work was done by Traco Construction of Harville, Mo.

The board reviewed the 2004-05 audit report. Taylor presented a letter from the Arkansas Legislative Joint Auditing Committee that met Oct. 13 to review school audits from across the state. The report said the school had complied with Arkansas' fiscal and financial laws applicable to schools.

"I appreciate the work done on the audit by bookkeeper Wilma Rogers and assistant bookkeeper Janet Young," Taylor said.

New construction and remodeling, possibly at the elementary school, was given by the superintendent.

"Arkansas State Education Partnership Program funds will allow the district $109,335, which we will have to match," he said.

The board discussed what the partnership funds would be used for. He said the project would be a new entryway and new restrooms, as well as a new library addition for the elementary school building. He said he would like to see a new library addition at the school of an approximately 1,250 square feet. The superintendent said 750 square feet would take care of the entryway. He also brought up the possibility of remodeling some of the existing restrooms at the elementary school.

The superintendent said the district would have until March 3, 2007, to present their project to the state and keep the partnership funds.

"If the remodeling and construction should become a reality, the work would begin in the spring and be complete by the start of school next August," Taylor said.

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