Monday, May 18, 2015

LMSD Looks at Summer Construction Projects

The Louisville Municipal School Board met on Thursday, May 14
in a final session before the end of the school year. After recognizing the District's Valedictorians/Salutorians and Star Students (see previous article), the Board dealt with a limited agenda.

In addition to approval of minutes and a consent agenda, the Board approved several bids related to food services,  staff approval for the summer feeding program, additional bids on materials and supplies for the 2015-2016 school year. The trustees also approved some staff re-employments and positions, staff resignations and coaches' supplements.

In other major issues, the Board approved a "Bring Your Own Device Policy' for the upcoming school year. The policy is patterned after those used in other districts in the state.

McMullan informed the Board of several non-architect required summer projects that the District plans to complete, including a shade shelter over the patio at Fair Elementary, additional playground renovation at Louisville Elementary and a fence project at parent pickup and parking area at Noxapater Attendance Center. McMullan noted that these projects would cost approximately $110-120K and funding would come from District Maintenance.

The Superintendent also brought other potential projects to the Trustees' attention. In discussions with the City of Louisville, McMullan indicated that there was a possibility of reaching a joint agreement on the development of a girls' softball field on Ivy and that paving of the track and adding lighting at Eiland may also be a possibility in the future.

Trustee Mark Dillard thanked McMullan and noted that the District seemed to be working hard on "spreading the improvements across the different schools."

McMullan noted that there had been much cooperation. "We have had good working relations with the cities, the supervisors and Sheriff Jason Pugh.