The Clinton Board of Education met for their regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening. The board was briefed on the status of the many summer projects taking place at the school.
The bleachers in the high school's gymnasium has seen the addition of four foot wide walk ways with handrails installed. Clinton Superintendent Dr. Jeff Holmes has been concerned for those attending basketball and football games walking up and down the bleachers. He says the football bleachers will simply just be getting railings, those railings on the football bleachers is on hold due to the difficulty of getting aluminum. He says once the aluminum has arrived, the project will be a one day installment.
[audio:boardreview1.mp3]A Word From Dr. Holmes[/audio]
The Jr. High School's Gymnasium has received new lights. The Jr. High was host to basketball tournaments through the year, but because of poor lighting the district was denied being able to host those tournaments, so the board made the decision to upgrade their lights in the gym in hopes of those tournaments returning to the Jr. High School. Dr. Holmes says going in the gym and seeing the lights, the upgrades are a tremendous improvement to the gym.
[audio:boardreview2.mp3]A Word From Dr. Holmes[/audio]
The new Jr. High School building has seen some leakage in the big windows on the east side of the library. Dr. Holmes explains when the windows were put in, they were not installed correctly, so the board is now having to go and have it fixed to keep the water from coming in.
[audio:boardreview3.mp3]A Word From Dr. Holmes[/audio]
The new tectum panels which are being put up in Lincoln Elementary School's gym are nearly complete as well.
The Board of Education also received good news in the form of a grant from for just over $200-thousand for their Pre-K program, which will now allow for the district to add Pre-K staff and also bring in almost 100 kids to their classes, instead of the close to 40 they currently have.