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July 16, 2013

School board to discuss asbestos abatement for DHS remodel

DUNCAN — After rejecting asbestos abatement bids during the June 25 regular meeting, the Duncan Board of Education will get a chance to approve one during tonight’s meeting.

The possible approval of an asbestos abatement bid for the Duncan High School construction and remodel project is one of the items listed on tonight’s school board agenda. The asbestos abatement is one of the few items without a price nailed down for the project at the high school.

Because the school board received one bid by the June 25 meeting, the school board voted to reject it in hopes of getting more bids by tonight’s meeting. Bids will be opened at 2 p.m. today.

The Duncan High School is undergoing a remodel project, which is the result of a $19.2 million bond issue. The bond issue was approved by a super-majority vote Feb. 14, 2012. Duncan Public Schools had a ground-breaking ceremony for the project June 10 in front of the high school. Days later, temporary fences were put in place and some trees were removed from the property.

The Duncan Board of Education is set to meet at 6 p.m. today in the administration office.

Other items:

n The school board members are set for an update from Stacey Harris on Core Curriculum and End of Instruction testing. Because this is a information item only, there will be no action taken.

n The board could approve its annual agreement with the City of Duncan for a human resources officer. The cost would be $36,624.67. Last year, the cost was $34,880.64.

n A contract with Youth Services of Stephens County could be approved by the board to allow Youth Services to provide off-campus counseling to Duncan Public School students between seventh and 12th grades at a cost of $100 for three session per student. This is the same amount as last year.

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Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

No. It's better in the summer cause kids are out of school.
Yes. More shoppers would come during nice fall weather.
Either time is fine.

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