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June 11, 2013

NA-FC schools initiates $2 million bond process



He said school security improvements would include replacement and possibly downsizing of security cameras in schools with more effective digital cameras. He said that, paired with internal locks for about 500 classrooms and external door and window glass could make schools more secure.

He said changing access badges for employees would make it easier for them to get in and out of buildings, while also making it easier to deactivate an employee’s access if they don’t return their badges after leaving their jobs.

But he said remodeling the former Galena Elementary School for use of Floyd Central, possibly for their Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program, would cost just a little more than the original estimate to renovate its heating, ventilation and air conditioning system when they decided to close the school in March 2010.

Snyder said with the passage of the resolution, the board isn’t obligated to pay anything for any project yet. He scheduled a work session for board members at 5 p.m. on July 15, which would be followed with a public hearing and the consideration of a resolution to sell the bond on Aug. 12.

In other news at the meeting:

• The board approved a two-year master contract with the NA-FC Bus Drivers Association. The contract includes a 1 percent raise, as well a .5 percent increase to their retirement matching funds.

• The board also unanimously approved Tammy Swarens as the new principal of S. Ellen Jones Elementary School. Terry Boutin, principal, announced her retirement.

• The board approved a new two-year contract for Bill Briscoe, assistant superintendent. His salary was set at about $110,000.

• The board approved a pay and benefit scale for food service employees. The district’s contract with the employees ends in July.

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