Administrators with the Neosho R-5 School District will recommend Monday the board delay letting an 11-classroom addition out for bids until options from the district's long-range plan are detailed.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Neosho Administrative Center, the former Neighborhood Recreation Center.
The board is to discuss the addition during a lone current action item on Monday night's agenda.
"It is the recommendation of the administration that something be done to alleviate crowding at the high school," district administration wrote in the December board packet. "We recommend delaying going out to bid until options from the long-range plan are detailed. However, if the board feels we need to continue with the plans to build the additional classrooms, the plans are acceptable."
During the Nov. 19 board meeting, members heard a project update from Tim Crawley, the district's director of operations. The plans drawn up by KRJ architects, include 10 classrooms, a small resource room, a restroom and an east corridor, to go in on the southeast side of the high school. The addition would go in near senior hallway and each classroom would measure approximately 850-square-feet.
Board members voted in February to approve the transfer of $3.2 million to finance the classroom addition, as well as the construction of a softball field at Carver Elementary, the now completed renovation of the high school library and the construction of three FEMA shelters.
In the October school board meeting, Crawley said the estimated cost of the classroom addition is around $1.6 million.
If the board elects not to delay the plans, a pre-bid meeting would be held the first of January, a bid opening would take place Jan. 17, and a bid for construction services could be awarded at the Jan. 21 board meeting.
In other business, the board:
n Will recognize the Neosho High School choir members Lauren Hopper, Miranda Duncan, Chris Montz, Jaclyn Kidd, Olivia Wilkins and Forrest Bunter, who have been selected for All-State Choir, Bunter for the second year; and Bunter, Duncan, Kidd and Wilkins for making National Honor Choir. Those students will travel to Dallas, Texas, in March to perform with top high school singers from across the nation;
n Will honor the Neosho High School FFA Agronomy Team for placing first overall in the national competition in Indianapolis, Ind. This is the third consecutive year the team has taking first, and the fourth time in five years. The team is made up of Nik Manley, Amanda Gannan, Kaitlyn Sage and Zayne Aldrich;
• Hear reports on vocational agriculture and character education;
• Hear reports from the Middle School and Field School principals;
• Approve a final audit report from Davis, Lynn and Moots of Springfield, Mo., for the 2011-12 school year;
Page 2 of 2 - • Approve the resignations of Mildred Cook from food service and Cory Henton as a special education teacher at NCIS;
• Approve hiring Aaron Dunbar as a math teacher at Neosho High School; Shain Jordan as a special education paraprofessional at Carver Elementary School; Miranda Brant as an ECSE teacher at Field Early Childhood Center; and Alaina Burkhart as a secretary at Carver Elementary School, and;
• Recognize Taylor Killion, a student at Field Early Childhood Center, as the student of the month; honor Rosemary Parsons as the certified employee of the month; recognize Wanda Jaimez as the classified employee of the month; and honor Goodman Dollar General as the patron of the month.