The Hope School Board held their July meeting Monday (7-28). After a couple of clarifications on budget items, the board moved to the Superintendent’s report. Bobby Hart noted the special education department recently underwent performance reviews and was satisfactory in all 7 areas. He also noted the work on the Yerger driveway was 2/3rds complete and the high school was essentially finished but the final payment will not be made until October to make sure there are no problems. A community Coffee on August 30th was discussed as a public event at the new facilties.
Professional Development is set for August 11th and 12th at Hempstead Hall for district staff. After that was discussed the board voted to approve proposed changes to student handbooks.
The board passed a resolution to accept the high bids from district employees Bobby Rogers and Maurice Henry on two piece of surplus equipment. The board also accepted a bid on another piece of surplus equipment from a non-employee.
The board agreed by acclamation to allow the cafeteria manager to look at some new cafeteria furnishings. The cafeteria has over $800,000 in funds and the board approved looking into new furniture.
The board approved an internet safety policy after a report from Jeff Madlock. The board also approved a soccer camp by the group “Hope United” for August 1st and 2nd at Hammons Stadium. The board also approved the purchase of new shelving for the high school library.
Two requested trips by ROTC were approved. These will be to Barsdale Air Force Base and Lackland Air Force Base.
Bread and milk bids were approved. Oak Creek Farms got the milk bid while Flowers Bakery won the bread bid.
In personnel matters the board accepted resignations from Wendy Davis and Gabe Mormon. There were 15 certified hires and several classified hires. There were two classified resignations. The board approved changing the district’s internet filter and then adjourned.