Miami Trace Local Schools Business Manager Bill Franke discussed the high school building project Monday that continues to progress despite less-than-desirable weather.
“This Friday, as part of the high school project, we are going to have an in-depth schedule review,” Franke told the school board during the regular meeting. “This weather has not been the best, especially when you are trying to get a roof on the building. But they are working through it, and I don’t anticipate anything right now that will impact our move-in date of January 2, 2019. The schedule is being compressed, and we want to talk about what that means to the different trades and what they are doing to meet all of those deadlines.”
Franke said after the board meeting that as long as the weather has a chance to continue to get better, the crews will have to accelerate their progress. He said the contractors will work with the crews to speed them up and the district may see some weekend work, depending on what is decided. Franke was certain there will be no change in the move-in date.
In other news, the board approved 16 items as part of the consent agenda during the Monday meeting. Items unanimously approved included: two foreign exchange students to come to Miami Trace High School for the 2018-19 school year, one student from Miami Trace to travel to Belgium to be an exchange student for the 2018-19 school year, a field trip request for the high school science club to travel to Kings Island, six musical volunteers, a renewal to continue participation in the 2019 Ohio SchoolComp program, the 2019-2020 school calendar, seven camps for various sports, high school prom ticket pricing and more.
The board approved the consent agenda and moved on to the regular agenda. Debbie Black, Miami Trace Local Schools treasurer, gave a financial report which included information on the high school building funds, the MITRA yearbook funds, the high school musical funds and more. The financial report was unanimously approved by the board before listening to administrative reports.
After Franke spoke, assistant superintendent Kim Pittser briefly spoke about upcoming testing and preparation week before superintendent David Lewis addressed the board. Lewis talked about information he gave to the board on Great Oaks before they go to the ballot this May, an upcoming Exceptional Achievement Awards recognition ceremony and various meetings coming up in the next two weeks. There were no board reports this meeting.
The next meeting will be held April 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Miami Trace Board Office.
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