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Education/Schools

December 21, 2012

Retirement incentive for Greater Clark employees OK’d

Up to $20,000 offered in tax-sheltered annuities

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JEFFERSONVILLE — DIGITAL BILLBOARD

The board also approved advertising on a digital billboard on Interstate 65 near Eastern Boulevard.

The contract with CBS Outdoor costs $6,600 and will last 12 weeks. Melin said the board would give the district an opportunity to put out a positive message about its schools with eight different messages.

“I guess tonight, we believe that as we’re trying hard as we look at our strategic plan ... community perception is a major area that we need to focus on,” Melin said. “Anything we can do with reasonable financial commitment to promote the positive, we think we could more than get our money’s worth out of that scenario.”

He said the board could also see if the Greater Clark Education Foundation wanted to use and financially support the advertisements on the board.

But Nancy Kraft, board member, said she was concerned because she didn’t think the company that owns the billboard had all the proper approvals from the city.

“I think we’re a little premature with this,” Kraft said. “I’ve investigated it fairly thoroughly, and there hasn’t been a variance filed. So whoever has this [advertising] board, doesn’t have permission from the town to operate it.”

The board voted to approve the contract contingent upon CBS Outdoors receiving all the proper approvals from the city with a 6-1 vote, with Becka Christensen opposing.

WIRELESS POINTS

The purchase of wireless access points was also unanimously approved by the board. The access points will serve the elementary schools in the district and cost $300,495.51, paid by the Common School Loan.

TENNIS ANYONE?

The board also approved a building project for a Tennis Shelter at Jeffersonville High School.

The $48,700 contract was awarded to Dupont Properties to complete the project started by the Jeffersonville High School Boosters. The boosters program will help pay for the project — $9,000 a year.

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