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Bolivar Board of Education to place issue on April ballot
The Bolivar R-1 Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution calling for a bond issue to be placed on the April 7, 2015 ballot during its regular meeting Thursday, Jan. 22. The issue asked for no more than $11 million and, if approved by voters, will increase the tax levy by approximately 14 cents.
“The District and Board have been looking at needs – current and future – for several years,” R-1 Superintendent Dr. Jason Dial said. “This process has involved a great deal of time gathering data and input from the community, staff and board members.”
After looking at the list of needs, funding available and feedback from the staff and community, the Board unanimously agreed to move forward on the following projects:
Safety and Security – This project would include creating secure, interior check-in locations at each main attendance center to insure proper monitoring of visitors to our facilities. The project also includes upgrades and renovations to the Primary School kitchen and cafeteria areas as well as relocating the Intermediate School Library which will allow for a more open and collaborative learning space for our students.
HVAC/Ventilation  - This project would include replacing more than 200 units throughout the district that are considered beyond their expected service life as well as installing new ventilation units in areas that showed the greatest need for improved ventilation.
Paying off current debt - Paying off the current lease purchase in 2017; currently, $750,000 per year is paid for out of general revenue dollars on this lease/purchase debt.
The district is in the process of preparing an informational sheet which will provide additional details for patron review. The informational sheet will be posted on the district’s website at www.bolivarschools.org in the near future. The district plans to hold several informational meetings prior to the April election. Meetings dates and locations will be announced at a later date.
For more information on this bond issue, please contact Dr. Dial at 417-326-5291.
Help prevent the spread of the flu
The Centers for Disease Control lists Missouri as a state where influenza is considered wide-spread. Nearly a dozen of cases of the flu were confirmed in the Bolivar R-1 District prior to the Christmas break. According to the Polk County Health Center, more than 130 cases of the flu have been reported in Polk County.
According to the CDC, here are some tips to preventing the flu:
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you are sick with flu–like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.*
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
You may have the flu if you have some or all of these symptoms:
  • fever*
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • body aches
  • headache
  • chills
  • fatigue
  • sometimes diarrhea and vomiting
*It's important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
As with any fever, it is recommended that students be fever free for at least 24 hours before returning to the classroom or longer if recommended by the child’s physician.
Source: cdc.gov


 
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