More From Unit Two School Board

The Bond County Unit 2 operations and maintenance fund has received a financial boost due to money left over from 2008 bonds for construction and facility upgrades.

Superintendent Wes Olson reported to the school board that the $53,775 can be transferred from the capital projects fund.

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At its recent meeting, the school board also purchased a van for the transportation department. The cost was $20,453, using the state purchase program through Wright Automotive of Hillsboro.

The board approved the 2018-19 agreement for Unit 2 students to attend the OKAW Vocational Center.

The FFA was given permission for an overnight trip, October 24 through 28, to the national FFA convention, at Indianapolis, Indiana.

A request from the Comets Sports Boosters Club, to have the district provide more funds for the restrooms/storage building at the soccer field, was tabled.

The board had previously committed up to $10,000 for the project, the same as the club. The total cost for the building is higher than anticipated.

Athletic Director Joe Alstat asked the board to consider providing $5,000 to $10,000 more. Superintendent Olson said more funds were available from the facilities sales tax.

The matter was tabled as the board wanted more information.

Work has begun on the construction of the building.

The board adopted a serious safety hazard resolution, as required by the state.

It lists sections of roads that are deemed hazardous for students to walk.

There are nine sections in Greenville near the schools, and one section in Sorento and one in Pocahontas, both near railroad tracks.

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