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Monticello school board members learned on Jan. 11 that the latest facilities upgrade option that would add a new gymnasium and 12 classrooms at Washington Elementary School would cost an estimated $26.7 to $29.1 million.
After a year of research that led to its current facilities upgrade proposal, Cerro Gordo school board members pretty much all used the same word when discussing an $8 million referendum question that will be on the April 4 ballot.
Students at Blue Ridge Intermediate and Junior High School in Mansfield took part in a PBIS (Postive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) bootcamp on Thursday, Jan. 5.
The Monticello school board will hold a public hearing Jan. 10 on the possibility of selling $600,000 in working cash bonds. The hearing is part of a special board meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 in the high school media center.
As we look back on 2016, here are the stories the Journal-Republican ranked as the top ones of the year. We would like to note that although we included mentions of two big stories in the paper – The Cubs World Series win and Donald Trump being elected president – we stuck to local happenings for our list.
The DeLand-Weldon school board has accepted the resignation of Superintendent Jeff Asmus, who has been on a leave of absence since October. A separation agreement was also approved unanimously by the board in a special meeting Tuesday evening.
The Cerro Gordo school board on Dec. 21 expressed appreciation for facilities input provided at recent public meetings. At the same time the board is balancing those public wants with its current $8 million borrowing limit in order to craft a building upgrade plan that could go before voters in April.
Significant changes were made to the Cerro Gordo school facilities master plan in the time between the first community involvement meeting Nov. 21 and the second held in the junior high gymnasium Dec. 14.