CAREY - At Monday's board of education meeting, Carey School Superintendent Mark Vehre said the district plans to proceed with a bond issue to be placed on the May ballot asking voters to approve the construction of a new K-12 building. The Ohio School Facilities Commission project will be 70 percent funded by the state.
Vehre said the district has held six meetings with the community and feedback was positive. He said the possible new structure would be built on land owned by the district where the practice football field and the FFA field test plot are located.
In other news, the board heard a new school bus was purchased from Cardinal Bus Sales for $78,240.
Elementary Principal Tammy Wagner gave the board the results of the OAA Reading test taken by third-grade students. Results showed 76 percent of students passing and Wagner said those who failed will have a second chance in April.
In other news, the board:
Approved the 2013-14 school calendar.
Approved an agreement with H.H.W.P. Community Action Commission Head Start for food service for the Carey Head Start.
Approved an agreement with the Seneca County Agency Transportation for transporting students to Bettsville, Fostoria and Tiffin.
Approved an agreement with Automated Petroleum to provide gasoline and diesel fuel for the 2012-13 school year.
Approved the FFA's field trip to Dublin for the State Leadership Conference Jan. 19-20.
The board is to meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 for an organizational meeting.