NEW MARKET — South Montgomery Community School Corp. may issue a small bond to pay for more renovations.
School board trustees are building a list of possible projects including replacing student iPads, renovating the high school family and consumer science classrooms with new cabinets and appliances and purchasing new furniture for the high school commons.
Elsewhere on the Southmont campus, a new HVAC system could be installed in the high school gymnasium and renovations made to high school locker rooms and the junior/senior high school offices.
The list also includes remodeling the district’s transportation and maintenance facility, new paint at the junior/senior high school and replacing analog security cameras. None of the improvements were part of the recent district-wide renovation project.
Trustees will prioritize the list, seek estimates and determine what funding is available, board president Brad Monts said Monday during a regular meeting in the administration building.
In other business:
• The district, in collaboration with Crawfordsville and North Montgomery schools, has applied for a North Central Health Services’ Resilient Youth Initiative implementation grant. The funding would allow the schools to hire a social/emotional coordinator, roll out social/emotional curriculum and programs for elementary and junior high students and continue neuroscience training for staff. Each district received planning funds in January.
• Little Mountie Preschool has begun the process of hiring additional instructors amid a rise in enrollment applications. A total of 66 students have applied, including 25 three-year-olds, who can attend for the first time this fall.
• The board approved hiring Joanne Hughes, high school math teacher, and Michelle Eisenhart, high school science teacher.
• The board accepted the resignations of Brock Ervin, high school math teacher; Reiss Page, high school physical education and health teacher; and Kyle Boots, high school physics teacher, all effective at the end of the 2018-19 school year.
• The board approved a field trip request for the science club to visit the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago on Nov. 9.
The board’s next meeting is set for 6 p.m. July 8 in the corporation board room, 6401 S. U.S. 231.