Students to attend school May 20

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Last day of school will be May 23.

Campbellsville Independent School students will attend class on May 20, primary election day.

On Monday night, Campbellsville Board of Education members voted to amend the current school calendar to include that day as one for instruction.

Campbellsville Superintendent Mike Deaton said this sets the district's last day for students at Friday, May 23.

Teachers will work through Wednesday, June 4, to complete some professional development, Deaton said.

As approved last month, students will attend class all day on Friday through the end of the school year.

The amendments have been made, Deaton said last month, because winter weather caused the cancellation of several school days.

Deaton said CHS seniors will graduate on Saturday, May 24, but the time hasn't yet been determined. He said the state track meet is that day, and school officials are still considering the best time for the ceremony.

Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said voters in the New City West precinct, who had voted at Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium, will cast their votes at Woodlawn Christian Church on May 20.

Fieldhouse Bids

The bids to build the district's softball fieldhouse came in at more than the nearly $152,000 allotted for the project. As a result, board members rejected the bids and voted to ask for more. And some changes will be made to the project in an attempt to reduce the cost.

Bids were received from four companies, including one local business.

Adams Builders of Campbellsville bid $198,255.19 for the project. Other bids were received from Vanhook Enterprises, McNutt Construction Co. and Scott, Murphy and McDaniel, and were higher than Adams Builders' proposal.

Bids for the project are now due by 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25. A special meeting has been set for Monday, April 28, at noon for board members to consider them. The meeting will be at the Campbellsville Board of Education office and is open to the public.

Also at the Meeting:

• In his monthly report, Deaton said several projects at his schools are being completed as the school year is coming to a close.

Replacing the gymnasium floor at Campbellsville High School, he said, has been put on hold, however, until officials get approval from engineers to move bleachers.

Renovation of the CHS baseball field is going well, he said. Several chairs have been sold to raise money for the team.

Deaton said schools are now focused on state testing, which begins in about two weeks.

• The board approved a request to pay for registration, lodging and airfare for a student competing in the national FCCLA competition in San Antonio, Texas, in July. Airfare will cost $600, hotel costs are $1,324 and registration is $340. FLLCA representatives will address board members again next month to see if they are willing to pay any of the $3,000 cost for three other students to attend.

• The month's Dare to Soar award was presented to Juanita Young, special education teacher at Campbellsville Middle School.

• Board members approved the sale of some Campbellsville High School cheerleading mats and a trip for CHS students and faculty members to travel to England and Paris next summer.

• Academic achievers for the month of April were recognized. They include Maddox Lawler, Mira Hodge, Sydney Wilson, Braydon Phillips, Madison Lewis and Murphy Lamb. More information about the students will be published in an upcoming issue.

• Chris Kidwell, finance director, presented the District's financial report for March. The month's revenue was $917,463.23 and expenses totaled $1,045,523.54. The closing balance at the end of March was $3,329,560.48. Kidwell will present the tentative budget for next fiscal year during next month's meeting, set for Monday, May 12, at 6 p.m. at Campbellsville Elementary School gymnasium. It is open to the public.

• The month's personnel report includes new employee Jericho McCoy, who will serve as a long-term substitute for Campbellsville Middle School music/choir teacher Nicole Matthews, who has taken a medical leave.