Bleacher work moving along at PRC

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, July 14, 2015


MONTHLY MEETING: The PRC school board discusses  the agenda. Photo by Ashley Collins.

MONTHLY MEETING: The PRC school board discusses the agenda. Photo by Ashley Collins.

The Pearl River County School Board met Monday to discuss a payment for the high school football bleacher project and a timeline concerning a hunting lease on 16th section land.

The board approved a payment of $18,867.95 to C Perry Builders, Inc. for the bleacher project. In March, the old bleachers were demolished for safety reasons. The board agreed in May to fund construction of the replacement bleachers by taking $470,000 from the 16th Section interest funds and $314,000 from the district maintenance fund balance, according to previous Item coverage.

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Also at the meeting, the board agreed to approve a request from the high school football team to travel to Louisiana on July 23 if they’re able to provide specific travel information.

“They’re not stipulating where there going, what coaches are chaperoning, the request was very vague and it’s the only issue I had,” said Twila Crabtree, District V board member.

Superintendent Alan Lumpkin and Crabtree agreed to ask the team to provide travel details in email form, including how many people are traveling and the location of the game.

Later, the board agreed to let Lumpkin decide how much time should be allotted for an individual to exit a hunting lease on 16th section land.

“We have to find the reasonable amount of time for them to vacate the lease and for another to move into the lease,” Lumpkin said.

Lumpkin plans to speak with the Secretary of State about the matter and will announce his decision at the next board meeting.

In other action, the board:

—Approved the resignation of teacher Lois McDonald, counselor Rachel Harris and bus driver Wayne Rice.

—Approved David Bowers, Tina McMurrin and Patty Taylor as regular school bus drivers for the 2015-2016 year.

—Approved child nutrition programs such as the national school lunch, national school breakfast and child nutrition statewide purchasing program for the 2015-2016 school year.

—Approved adult lunch meal prices to increase from $3.50 to $3.75.

The next board meeting will be on Monday, Aug. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Office boardroom.