Cargill Donation to STREAM
The board accepted a $15,000 donation from Cargill that will be used to help offset reductions in the STREAM Project grant this year. The donation from Cargill Cares Corporate Match Program includes $10,000 generated locally at the Cargill Animal Nutrition Plant in Emporia and a $5,000 corporate match. Emporia Plant Manager Rick Lovelady made the presentation.
Jones Activity Center
The board accepted a bid of $61,024 for flooring for the new Jones Activity Center being constructed on the Emporia High School campus. The project is being funded by the Jones Trust, private donations and the district. The flooring is the final component of the project, which will provide indoor space for team practices and extra-curricular activities.
EHS Course Guide
The board approved changes to the high school course guide for 2015-16. EHS will begin enrollment of current students in the next few weeks.
Other Board Business
The board accepted the FY 2014 Financial Audit Report prepared by the CPA firm, Mize Houser & Co. The audit produced a clean report with no management recommendations for procedural changes.
SEC Initiative Resolution
The board adopted a resolution authorizing the district to participate in the Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative recently enacted by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Board Policy Revisions
The board adopted and replaced board policies JA - JBH related to students to align the policies with current law and current district practice. The policy update is part of an ongoing review of all district policies.
FHTC Board of Trustees - Grant Riles reported that FHTC held a career fair last week and more than 150 employers participated. The college will have an open house Saturday and a high school student visit Monday.