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NSD buying new bus

By John Miller, 05/20/22 2:35 PM

ROSSTON – At its May meeting Thursday night, the Nevada School Board approved the purchase of a new 14-passenger Chevy bus for the district.

Superintendent Roy McCoy said this bus will have to be built after being ordered and will cost more than $82,000. It will be paid for with special education and district funds. The board also approved letting McCoy get bids on a seven or eight passenger SUV or minivan to replace the Expedition.

There was little other business, though the board did approve hiring Bailey Smith to coach girls basketball, softball and physical education, and Jamice Simpson as the new librarian. The panal also approved an adjustment to the superintendent’s compensation.

District policy changes were approved as they were recommended by the Arkansas School Board Association. McCoy said there were no real changes, other than in language.

Students were also accepted from school choice for the 2022-23 school year.

McCoy said graduation went well and wished the graduates the best. He added there was good attendance for the kindergarten and sixth grade graduations Thursday morning. He reminded the board semester tests will be May 23-24 with make up tests May 25. The last day of school will be May 26. He recognized Chad Blake for winning the triple jump the second year in a row.

The board was informed summer hours for the district will begin on May 31 and be 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. In addition, the district will offer a limited amount of credit recovery the first two weeks in June for those who failed courses during the year.

The board also approved retiring and removing unusable fixed assets and taking them off the district’s inventory.