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The third phase of the Marion County R-II parking lot improvements will be moving forward, following action by the R-II Board of Education at last week’s meeting.
Bids are being accepted for the removal of the existing asphalt and replacing it with reinforced concrete.
Paint striping and sealer is also included in the bid specs.
The area to be done is back towards the ball field, according to Superintendent Jason Keilholz, who also noted bids will be accepted until Nov. 5
In other business, the board approved the purchase of an outdoor walk-in freezer at a cost of $11,000 to expand current freezer storage options.
Of that $11,000, $7,400 will come from money received through the Child Nutrition Emergency Operational Cost Reimbursement, Keilholz said.
The board also approved MCE policy updates, including
• Policy 0320, which shortens the time during which a candidate may file for the board and prohibits expenditure of district funds for ballot elections;
• Policy 0324, which required individuals appointed to fill a board vacancy to meet the same requirements as a person filing for elected positions;
• Policy 2420, which allows parents and guardians to record meetings held under the IDEA and Section 504;
• Policy 2710, which provides that the status of a students as an unaccompanied youth is not the basis for a report of abuse or neglect;
• Policy and form 2770, which restricts use of restraints and seclusion;
• Policy 4120, which changes the name of identity of the registry;
• Policy 4320, which lists Domestic/Sexual Violence Victim Leave as one of several type of leave available to employees;
• Policy 4322, which requires district to provided unpaid leave for employees who become victims of domestic/sexual violence; and
• Policy 4867, which requires districts to provide specific facilities and the time for lactating employees and students to use.
The board also amended the budget to reflect updated line items, and learned the auditor’s will be at the school in November.
In addition, the board also heard about training on the accounting software and that it had been beneficial to those who attended.