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La Harpe #347 Community School District

The La Harpe School Board held a regular meeting on March 20, 2012 in the district library.

Bob Huff of Huff Architectural Group spoke to the board about the remaining construction bids for the 1928 building demolition, gymnasium ceiling and gymnasium floor.

Dr. Campbell spoke about the trend toward digital conversion of classroom curriculum, and gave information about possible changes to school transportation and the regional offices.

Principal McKeown gave an overview of recent school athletics and activities such as Family Literacy Night and the Masonic Lodge sponsored Child Identification Program.

McKeown also reported recent school severe weather and shelter-in-place drills, a combined district band program at Illini West, and behavior intervention and reading conferences which several teachers attended.

In addition to the approval of the minutes, financial report, and payment of bills, the board approved Dixie Shipman and Nancy Hasten as substitute cooks.

The board awarded the gym ceiling, stage facade (Alt G-2), and gym floor replacement rebids to Trotter General Contracting of Macomb and awarded the 1928 building demolition bid to Brown Excavating and Demolition of Alpha.

The board approved the second reading of new policy updates and the deletion of closed meeting recordings 18 months and older.

The board continued discussion of staffing changes for FY 2013 and individual student matters.

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held on April 1, 2012.

To view agendas, news releases and approved minutes, please visit the school board section of the La Harpe Eagles website at