CHS track closed for renovations

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Work underway Democrat Photo The Cassville High School football stadium track will be closed for the next 45 days. Track renovation work is scheduled to begin today (Wednesday). On May 12, the Cassville R-4 School Board approved a $245,353.85 bid for the project, which will be overseen by Controlled Technology Solutions, of St. Louis. Hutchens Construction will serve as a subcontractor for the project.

The Cassville High School football stadium track will be closed for the next 45 days. Renovation work will be completed on the track during the summer break.

The Cassville R-4 School Board approved a $245,353.85 bid for track renovations at its regularly scheduled meeting on May 12. The project will be overseen by Controlled Technology Solutions (CTS), of St. Louis.

"Part of the reason the board feels comfortable working with CTS is that they use local contractors as subcontractors on projects when they can," said Richard Asbill, superintendent. "They will be using Hutchens Construction to complete some of the asphalt work for the track renovation."

Although the R-4 District has consulted with CTS on projects in the past, this is the first time the district has utilized a working relationship with the company to complete a project, said Asbill.

The board approved the track renovation bid as a package with a $187,057.50 bid for a roofing project that will be completed at the middle school. The roofing project will begin in July.

The board also accepted five resignations and employed five new faculty members during the meeting.

Faculty members who submitted resignations included: Daniel Harbaugh, middle school band; Mary Rogers, eighth grade communication arts; Brian Wilbanks, high school science; Carrie Stone, high school math; and Crystal Wilson, second grade teacher.

New teachers are: Tina Mills, high school science; Nicole Crouthamel, high school math; Matt Holtzman, eighth grade social studies; Jill Stanfield, high school math; and Julie Chappell, primary school teacher.

In other business, the Cassville R-4 School Board:

* Discussed summer school enrollment.

* Received financial analysis information on the district's debt service.

* Reviewed student and faculty handbooks.

* Received the Missouri School Board Association's recommended policy updates.

* Heard a report from the salary board study committee.

* Approved a capital project fund transfer resolution.

* Approved the Southwest Area Career Center contract, the Work Experience contract and the dual credit program with Missouri State University.

* Voted to offer three health insurance plans to all full-time employees. The board will pay insurance premiums for a $250 deductible plan for all full-time employees.

* Voted to continue to participate in the KIDGUARD student accident insurance program during the 2011-12 school year.

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