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R-I District Approves Bond Proposal

The Kingsville School Board heard a bond presentation at its regular March meeting.
LJ Hart representatives gave the presentation on the district’s 2012 and 2013 General Obligation Bonds. Board members voted to move forward with the proposal presented.
In calendar events, Superintendent Lorna Warren reminded the board that Field Day and the Board BBQ was tentatively set for May 1. Since school is still closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, this date could be postponed.
In a safety update, the board approved the bids from Dugan Glass and Nightwatch to update the entryway to the school building.
In food service news,    the district received notice from Thrive Food Service that they will end their contract at the conclusion of the 2019-20 school year.
In a coronavirus update, Warren gave the board information on Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) in the case of school closure. At the time of the March meeting, school was still in session.
It has since been closed due to the pandemic. For closure procedures, meal information, and AMI details, visit the district’s website.
Principal Jay Fleeman gave his report to the board, which included a calendar of events and attendance numbers.
He also reported enrollment, as of March 5, as follows: K through sixth – 123 students; and  grades seventh through 12th, 113 students; for a total enrollment of 236.
In spring sports news, Fleeman said sports practices had started on March 2. He reported they have 10 girls out for softball; 11 boys out for baseball; and nine student-athletes participating in the district’s co-op with Lone Jack.
Currently, all practices have been halted until further notice, due to COVID-19.
The regular March meeting closed, to reopen in April.

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