CLEAR FORK VALLEY — The Clear Fork Valley School District started 2018 by getting news about progress in construction projects at the Butler and Bellville elementary schools.
The board also elected a new president and vice president.
New board member Kyle Beveridge is the new president. Amy Weekley, who joined the board in mid summer, is the vice president.
Bradley Geissman of the Adena Corporation told those gathered at the meeting the foundations at the Butler site are 100 per cent complete, as is underground plumbing. Masonry work is progressing, he said.
Walls for the gymnasium area can be seen. Those should be done by the end of the second week in January, said Geissman.
At the Bellville site the lower level gymnasium walls are up and foundations for the lower levels are complete for what is known as area C. A retaining wall is going up and there will be a second pour on the wall, which means that part of the project will be done half way.
Board member Dan Freund said he appreciates efforts by construction workers, particularly in the last few weeks when weather has been difficult.
Geissman said the past few weeks were the “toughest” he has seen in his 20 years of building experience.
The board approved organizational matters which spell out duties of treasurer Bradd Stevens and superintendent Janice Wyckoff.
The schedule for meetings was set. They will be the second Monday of each month. The February meeting, however, will be different, meeting on the 19th. There will be a work session for the board Feb. 12.
The board approved a separation agreement with Kellie Darby, who has been employed by the district as a teacher. The agreement says it was done “in the interest of amicably resolving issues” arising from the decision to conclude the employment relationship.
The board had a brief executive session to consider the sale of some property.