Butler Christmas present: Students, staff will move to new elementary building


American Legion gives $2,000 to help school district

CLEAR FORK VALLEY — Students and staff at the Butler Elementary School are going to get a special Christmas present at the end of this year.

The plan is to move everyone from the old Butler school building over Christmas 2018, said Clear Fork superintendent Janice Wyckoff at last night’s school board meeting.

The move date for people in the Bellville elementary building hasn’t been decided, Wyckoff said, because construction at that site has proceeded on a different schedule.

Jim Moon, of Gilbane Construction, told board members Monday night the Butler project is two weeks ahead of schedule. At Bellville, the retaining walls are complete and masonry will be done as fast as possible. The project is “weather dependent,” Moon said.

Board president Kyle Beveridge said he knows how weather can affect a person’s plans. He said “mud is not fun,” and that he got “stuck trying to feed cows.”

Wyckoff said she wants people in both buildings to know they should dispose of items they haven’t used in the last two years. She said they should “take it home or get rid of it.”

Wyckoff said people should “clear space before I take you to a television show.” She made reference to the fact she thinks some people are “hoarders.”

Treasurer Bradd Stevens gave his financial report, presented in a slick green and white format with a picture of a colt on the front. It is a cash flow report through the end of January.

Revenue will be less than expenses, Stevens said. Revenue should be $95,000 and expenses, $147,000.

The disparity in the figures is not different than it has been in the past, he said.

The district also spends more on transporting students than it takes in from the state.

The district spent $81,005.39, and received $50,911.83 from the state.

The board authorized Stevens to go out for a bid on the remaining roof replacement project for the high school and middle school complex.

The American Legion presented the board with a check for $2,000, which can be used for all parts of the school system. It was presented by American Legion member Paul Brown.

Wyckoff asked the board to approve retroactively that Monday, President’s Day, was used as a make-up day, even though it was a holiday.

The board also had school on Martin Luther King Day, another holiday.

Members of the Clear Fork school board, at the most recent meeting. They are, from left, superintendent Janice Wyckoff, treasurer Bradd Stevens, board president Kyle Beveridge, vice president Amy Weekley, Dan Freund, Carl Gonzalez, Jennifer Stallard. Louise Swartzwalder | Bellville Star
https://www.thebellvillestar.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/39/2018/02/web1_schoolbd.jpgMembers of the Clear Fork school board, at the most recent meeting. They are, from left, superintendent Janice Wyckoff, treasurer Bradd Stevens, board president Kyle Beveridge, vice president Amy Weekley, Dan Freund, Carl Gonzalez, Jennifer Stallard. Louise Swartzwalder | Bellville Star

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By LOUISE SWARTZWALDER

lswartzwalder@aimmediamidwest.com

 

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