MV looks to add members to advisory committee

In addition to accepting the notice of retirement from Superintendent Karen Voigt, and appointing current Director of Curriculum and acting high school principal, Dr. Michael Elia to take on the role in July, the Mountain View School Board is looking for new members to serve on the board’s Citizens Advisory Committee. The committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Board member Christine Plonski-Sezer explained the committees were created in an effort to get community members involved in the district and give them an opportunity to express opinions, as well as offer suggestions and concerns.

The board, at the Monday, Jan. 13 meeting, approved a change order in the district’s energy savings project, decreasing the cost by around $89,000.

Voigt explained the district has opted to not move forward with the awning in front of the elementary school at this time, and the gym floor project has been elinminated.

The money earmarked for those projects had come from the district’s capital reserve fund and were not part of the original project.

Maintenance Director Bob Taylor said that the building project is nearly completed, with only the doors left to be replaced. He said that the worst two doors had already been replaced.

As there are some custodial vacancies, the district has offered to hire 18-year-old students to work after school, with transportation home available. As of last Monday’s meeting, two students had expressed an interest.

The board authorized advertising for Varsity, JV and JH Softball, Varsity Track Head Coach, Track Assistant Coach, Boys Varsity and JV Volleyball coach for the 2019-2020 school year.

The board had a second reading of Policy #222 Tobacco Use with a number of revisions which were included in the printed agenda. The Tobacco Use policy included additional wording on vaping. Voigt said that a new policy on vaping is being drafted by the state school board association and should be coming out soon.

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