Superintendent Ford rates Hamilton schools a score of 4 out of 5 for safety

The Hamilton School Board met Sept. 23. Those present at the meeting were Finch, Cook, Swindler, Green, Adkison, McTheeney, Ford, Cox, Schieber, Richman and McGraw.

Superintendent Ford read a thank you letter from the Caldwell County Cancer Assistance group for the use of the school facilities for their dinner last month.

The student council gave their report: seniors won the float building contest and also won the game night of $100 which they donated. At Homecoming the seniors collected 200 cans of food, which they donated to the food pantry. At softball, they are currently at 10 and 3. On Saturday the band is going to Carrollton for competition. Juniors will be working on concessions to pay for prom. National Honor Society had their first meeting recently and had a pot luck which they will continue to do throughout the year. Cross Country has had four meets this year. Volleyball is doing better than before, they have won a few games. The Flag Team has new flags. FFA has a chapter degree ceremony in Chillicothe tonight, 17 students will attend the FFA National Convention Oct. 27 or 30. Barnwarming is scheduled Oct. 17. Two students received the American FFA degree, Tristan Logan and Colin Grant. Chorus made All District Choir and five FBLA students are going to Worlds of Fun for the Show Me Leadership Conference.

Jessica Green urged all to attend the fall MSBA meeting Nov. 9.

Jacob Dawson attended the meeting regarding an Eagle Scout project he was proposing for work on the outdoor classroom. He would like to redo some of the benches and picnic tables, redo the podiums, weed wack around the benches redo the sign, making some maps and redo the rail for the bridge. Scout leader, John Dawson, said this was a big project and he estimated that a rough cost of lumber would be around $1,000. He asked the board to consider what part or parts of the project they would be willing to have done. Schieber said that they might consider work on the front path only as the far path had an abundance of poison ivy and wasn’t used much. The board agreed to discuss the project and get back with them.

Under new business, Ford said he sent the board some information concerning the evaluation of the facility safety security as well as violence prevention. 

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