Meeting: Greater Jasper Schools

The Greater Jasper School Board met Monday and:

Received the Jasper High School 2020-21 course description guide for review.

Heard that construction of Jasper Elementary is on schedule for substantial completion in April. Crews are pouring site concrete and will begin installing carpet in January.

Approved purchasing 33 cafeteria tables for Jasper Elementary from Palmer Hamilton of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, for a total of $49,307.96.

Approved a preventative maintenance agreement for mechanical systems at the high school, Jasper Middle School, Ireland Elementary, Cabby O’Neill Gymnasium and Tenth Street Elementary for $47,872.88.

Heard that security upgrades at Ireland Elementary and the middle and high schools are in the beginning stages. The project will install card access systems on classroom doors.

Heard that the 2020 budget was approved. The tax rate will be $1.10 per $100 of assessed value. Superintendent Tracy Lorey also shared that the corporation’s assessed value increased for 2020.

Approved soliciting proposals for technology management services. The corporation currently contracts with Five Star Technology, but solicits proposals every few years to ensure they are receiving the best service.

Heard that the January reorganization meeting will be at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at the corporation office, 1520 St. Charles St., Jasper. The regular meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the corporation office.

Approved the resignations of instructional assistant Jamie Ruxer, boys junior varsity soccer coach Terry Henke and assistant varsity football coaches Cameron Harris and Aaron Hohl at the high school.

Approved the following new hires: part-time instructional assistant Theresa Merkley at Fifth Street Elementary; night custodian Ellen Bough at Tenth Street Elementary; instructional assistant Kathy Gutgsell at Ireland Elementary; and boys junior varsity soccer coach Juan Ramos at the high school.

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