At a special meeting of the Eminence Independent Schools board, steps were finalized to implement Phase 1 of the district’s master building plan.
EIS will spend around $274,000 this year.
The gymnasium will get a total update with new floor and paint.
In school hallways and corridors, carpet installed 18 months ago will be ripped out and replaced with sheet flooring in the elementary school and tile in the middle and high school. “The carpet just didn’t work,” Superintendent Buddy Berry said.
Less than a month ago, Henry County Sheriff’s Detective Danny Stivers found Myra Shelden near the back door of her home, the apparent victim of hypothermia.
The home had but one source of heat — a small ceramic heater. Officials indicated the home was in bad condition. All that was known, at the time, was that Shelden had an aunt in Ohio — a fact they found thanks to a Christmas card in her purse — who would link them with Shelden’s adoptive mother in New Albany, Ind.
The Henry County Board of Education recently voted to amend the 2010-11 calendar because of snow days.
It was decided that school will be in session on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 21.
“If we have no more closed days, our last day is now June 3,” Superintendent Tim Abrams said, “and each additional day off will add to the end of the year. If something catastrophic happens we’ll have to look at spring break.”
Parents are invited to come to the HCHS auditorium on Feb. 10, to learn how you can help your student get accepted to college, qualify for scholarships and be career ready by graduation. Jim Masters, HCHS principal, and guidance counselors will give you information on what ACT scores mean to you and your student and discuss what scores are needed for college acceptance and for academic scholarships. The school also will be introducing our new program, ePrep, and how HCHS and parents can use the program to improve ACT scores.
As of January 31, Dairy Queen in Eminence became smoke-free. Owner Virgil Price said his reason was simple. “We did it to create an enhanced family-friendly environment,” he said. “It’s Dairy Queen for goodness’ sake.”
Price said the transition went smoothly and at this early stage has heard no grumbling from his customers.
Price said the no-smoking policy was not related to the redesign, but the timing was good.