- KNIA / KRLS - http://kniakrls.com -

Pleasantville School Board Discusses Possible New Track

The Pleasantville school board met in regular session yesterday.

Superintendent Tony Aylsworth presented information regarding the possibility of construction of a six lane all weather track. Funding options for the project were discussed. No action was taken. Superintendent Aylsworth tells KNIA/KRLS News the track project has long been in the planning stages but not its beginning to see fruition in a way that won’t impact taxes and still makes sense for the district financially.

The board discussed plans for the August board collaborative retreat, potential actions for preparing graduates for work or college readiness, and approved resignations and new hires. The board approved a bid on HVAC repair in the gymnasium from Aircon Mechanical for $9,287. An insurance policy for equipment breakdown from Specialty Underwriters was also approved.

The board approved an out of state travel request for an Ecuador field trip, and was informed that a 10,000 grant given by Prairie Meadows for Makerspace room at the Elementary.

Jennifer Dursky represented several local churches honoring the school board as part of their Vacation Bible School’s effort to recognize heroes in the community. The board was presented with a plate of cookies.

The board went into closed session to evaluate Superintendent Aylsworth. After returning from closed session, the board approved a 1.5 percent salary increase for Aylsworth. This salary increase is the same as other school administrators. Restructuring his insurance saved the district approximately $8,000.

The board next meets Tuesday, August 14 at 6:30.