Heckart to help with cost of new seats at Junior High

May 7, 2013

in Local

The Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education held its monthly meeting Monday, May 6, in the media center at Smith-Cotton High School. Among the highlights:

–The Sedalia School District Foundation announced it received 20 applications for mini grants, and it will hand out scholarships during Senior Awards Night on May 13. Major Saver card sales are underway, and the annual fund-raising golf tournament is scheduled for June 24.

–The Sedalia Community Educators Association will award four scholarships and recognize all district employees who are retiring this year during its annual banquet at 6 p.m. May 20 at the Best Western State Fair Inn.

–Activities Director Rob Davis recognized the winter sports athletes who received postseason honors.

–The board approved replacement of the seating on the main level of the Smith-Cotton Junior High auditorium. The cost is $68,614.09, but half of that will be covered by a donation from Sue Heckart. The new seats will be wider, reducing capacity but increasing comfort.

–Also approved was a technology wireless infrastructure upgrade that will enhance capabilities for Bring Your Own Device and 1 on 1 initiatives at the junior high and high school. Cost is $96,126.66.

–Asphalt work at the middle school and roofing at the junior high were approved.

–Blue Cross/Blue Shield Modified Cost Plus was selected as the provider for board-paid health insurance. The change will not affect employees nor providers, but due to an accounting change, the district will experience about $100,000 in savings. Guardian Life will continue to be the life insurance provider. –Submitted by Sedalia School District 200 

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