Several summer projects in the Franklin County R-2 School District are in the works or are being planned.

School board members were updated on the projects at their meeting May 24.

The concrete sidewalk to the dumpsters has been installed, and Superintendent Carol Laboube reported that a cover for the outdoor cooler has been ordered from the same company from which the cooler was purchased.

Over the summer, the lights on the back of the school building will be upgraded and pea gravel will be ordered and delivered to be placed around the playground equipment.

Electrical work necessary to install a new oven in the kitchen has been arranged and replacement parts have been ordered for the lighted sign in front of the school building.

Additionally, custodians are working on routine summer projects, such as stripping and waxing floors, painting and cleaning.

Also during the meeting, the school board approved a bid from Midstate Paving for repairing and resurfacing the parking lot using trap rock.


Laboube reported that the end-of-course assessments for Algebra I students showed that all six students scored advanced with one student scoring 100 percent advanced. She thanked and congratulated Michelle Brune, the Algebra I teacher.

Board member Tracy Clines said Kathy Vandegriffe did an amazing job speaking at the eighth-grade graduation.

In addition, Laboube said she would like to implement more frequent recognitions for students in grades five through eight.

Other Business

Laboube told the board she plans to implement the district’s wellness policy for staff and students and that Mercy Hospital has provided a free curriculum for grades kindergarten through 12.

The 2012-13 high school tuition rates and projected enrollment were discussed.

In the discussion about the 2012-13 school year budget projections, Laboube estimated that revenue for next school year will be down by 1 percent to 4 percent, according to information she received from the county assessor’s office.

Also, the board approved a transfer of $10,016.31 from the incidental fund to the teachers fund as well as 2011-12 budget amendments and summer school application.

The next school board meeting will be Wednesday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the school library.