Preparations for the start of another school year in Hannibal have taken many forms this summer. During Wednesday night's Board of Education meeting Business Manager Rich Stilley reported of "ingress projects" that he envisions being completed by the start of the 2017-18 school year.

Preparations for the start of another school year in Hannibal have taken many forms this summer. During Wednesday night's Board of Education meeting Business Manager Rich Stilley reported of "ingress projects" that he envisions being completed by the start of the 2017-18 school year.

The work is slated to occur at the high school, middle school, Oakwood Elementary, Eugene Field Elementary and Veterans Elementary.

The bids have already been let for the projects, according to Stilley, who advised the school board that the bids wound up being less than expected.

"Doors, windows, locks and electrical systems have been ordered," said Stilley. "I hope to have the projects 100 percent completed prior to the start of school."

The Police Department was consulted regarding the project's plans, added Stilley.

Elsewhere in the district in preparation for the school year's start, Stilley said "painting inside and outside of virtually every building" has occurred. Work has also included construction of a new sidewalk at the Special Services Building on the high school/middle school campus, installation of new counter tops in the high school office and the replacement of four malfunctioning HVAC compressors.

In other business:

• Allen Jennings of Kelly Services reported to the school board on its preliminary work to recruit substitute teachers.

• Clint Graham and Mike Vaia provided comments on program assessments for activities and special education, respectively.

• HHS Principal Ted Sampson presented the results of the most recent Student Satisfaction Survey.

• Board members reaffirmed the ethics policy.

• Approval was given to keeping the out-of-district tuition rate at $8,486.86. Superintendent Susan Johnson reported there is one out-of-district student at this time.

Tuition rates to the Hannibal Career and Technical Center were increased by 3 percent.

• The school board's 2017-18 calendar was approved.

• A budget resolution was approved which justifies the existing budget with actual figures determined by a recent audit.

 

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