The Manhattan-Ogden school board had an array of topics to cover during their Wednesday night meeting.
Redistricting again made an appearance at the meeting with an update from Associate Superintendent Robert Seymour about where the redistricting committee is sitting on the issue. There will be another redistricting meeting Thursday, January 5 at 4:30 PM at the Manhattan High School East Campus. The committee will then submit their recommendations at the January 18, 2012 school board meeting.
The construction reports showed that there are some issues needing to be taken care of. The contract revision for BG Architecture, a division of BG Consultants, Inc., the architectural firm engaged in the Bluemont project, was passes unanimously by the board; as was the change order for Woodrow Wilson.
Negotiations concerning the carpet used at Theodore Roosevelt is underway when it was discovered by Project Manager Dean Youngers that the wrong carpet had been laid.
Also, Superintendent Bob Shannon also gave the board a report concerning the projected enrollment rate due to births within the district.
Some special honors were given out. Ogden Elementary School was awarded the Community Learning Center Grant, which totals to giving the school $600,000 for 5 year. Board President Doug Messer also made a proclamation to make January 15 through the 21st Martin Luther King, Jr. Week and encouraged Manhattan residence to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Week.