Construction looks to continue at Bloomfield Community Schools.
The Board of Education met Monday and was given an update on developments from Superintendent Shane Alexander, including asbestos abatement.
“It affects the entire gym floor as the tiles and the adhesive under the current floor contains asbestos, and as far as replacing it with a new wood floor, there is a possibility of it warping. So we are currently looking at a tartan floor replacement,” he said.
Alexander said that the architects would be taking notes and measurements, reviewing the preliminary drawings, and making sure that the fire marshal protocol is in place, in the act of getting ready for the next meeting with Prohaska and Associates.
Also during the meeting, the Superintendent’s evaluation was read in its entirety by board member Chris Johnson.
Other new business included the approval of the steel roof tear off and replacement bid for the bus barn and track building roofs. Insurance will pay for the roof replacements due to hail damage, according to Alexander. He also recommended replacing the sides walls of the bus barn and the track shed at this time as well since they are also in need of repair.
Discussion was held among school board members about the cost and soliciting other quotes. After discussion, it was decided to accept the recommendation and the bid from Guaranteed Roofing. Board members voted to proceed, and the district will pay for the sidewall repairs.
A report on ACT and NESA scores was delivered and showed that Bloomfield was as high as 33 points above the state average in mathematics for some grade levels.
“Our score in science was super, but English was lower than expected,” Alexander said.
Alexander said the district recently interviewed candidates for the new ag teacher.
The next meeting to be held will be January 15, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.