After many months and meetings, a citizensí committee is about to present to the Abilene USD 435 Board of Education a recommendation on facility improvements.
That was discussed at the Board of Educationís special meeting held Wednesday night at the District Office.
The board at several meetings looked at security throughout the district, classroom space especially at Garfield Elementary School and athletic/activities needs at the high school. Those needs were then turned over to a citizensí group to come up with a recommendation.
That proposal will be presented to the board at its regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 14. Those recommendations would be paid for through bonds, which will require a public vote.
The board reviewed the district current mil levy and bond and compared it with other schools in the area.
Abileneís current total mil levy is 45.712 ranking 17th among the 20 listed.
Among those schoolsí bond and interest, Herington ranked highest with 17.097. Abilene was lowest at 2.359.
Steve Shugren with George K. Baum and Co., presented bond information to the board Wednesday.
The board also discussed the strategic plan.
The board approved the sale of the walk-in freezer at McKinley Elementary School accepting a $1,801 bid.
The board approved three personnel changes: Pearl Garvey, Garfield cook, resigned; Lynette Mazo is an assistant at the Abilene Middle School; and Michael Hook, is an assistant baseball coach at Abilene High School.
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