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Construction projects planned on Crystal Springs, Wesson campuses

Copiah School Board Members Channel, Smith and Stamps were elected president, vice president and secretary, respectively, for 2010 at the monthly meeting January 4.

Plans were made to advertise for construction work to install an elevator and install new lighting and ceilings in the Crystal Springs High School and to install new lighting and ceilings in elementary classrooms in the Wesson Attendance Center. Bids are expected to be received in the first meeting in March.

Superintendent Clopton noted that these projects have been under consideration for about three years and because of the urgency the decision was made to advertise the projects even in the economic downturn when bids may come in low.

New personnel employed were Tara Skaggs CSMS Cafeteria Worker and Greg Hodges WAC Custodial Worker.

Resignations approved were Susan Sullivan and Dorothy Seaton.

Leave was approved for Christi Walker and Linda Lenard.

Four names were  added to the  roster of substitute personnel.

A one-year license was requested for Dashaun Hits CSMS Elementary Teacher.

An out of state field trip was authorized for a CSMS group to Georgia.

Travel request for Johnny Young to attend a coaching clinic was approved.

A routine assignment of a 16th section lease was approved.

Board Member and Crystal Springs Mayor Evans reported that the Newton Street improvement project at the Crystal Springs High School, Elementary School and Kindergarten under the stimulus program is expected to get under way requiring tight coordination between school officials and the contractors.

Superintendent Clopton reported that the recent inspection of the Middle School is complete and initial communication on the results is encouraging.

The district is planning a conference of parents and teachers on January 19.

The legislature is coming into session and school officials are concerned about the outcome.

Termination of a cafeteria position at CSMS was reported.

The retirement of Dale Heard of the school bus maintenance staff was approved.

Board members adjourned for January.

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