The Clinton School Board will meet tonight, with the board to consider the approval of the schematic design of the new middle school and the design and development of an innovation classroom at Clinton High School.

The Clinton Middle School Design Team has forwarded their recommendation to the board for approval of the schematic design and also is seeking approval to authorize moving into the design development phase.

Also the district and Clinton High School have been working on development plans with FRK for the past six months to remodel an unused space at Clinton High School into the new innovation classroom. The renovation is paid for through personal donations, company donations, grants and capital improvement funds.

The board also will consider approval of a change order to install a new roof top unit for heating and cooling for the remodeled administration center at a cost of $49,425. This will leave the contingency for the remodeling project at $5,307, according to the district. The Estes construction manager on the project states that the project will come in at the original budget projection.

The board also will consider approval of a contract between the Clinton School District and Clinton Community College to provide a program in construction trades for the 2012-2013 school year.

The board also will approve the contract between the district and CCC to provide the automotive technology program for the upcoming school year.

The Boundary Task Force, led by Jeff Reed, also will make its recommendation for boundary changes. If approved by the board, the changes would be put in place for the 2012-2013 school year.

The task force has been meeting since November to examine current and future enrollment patterns for the four elementary buildings. The recommendation will only affect the elementary schools.

Also on the agenda are a presentation by Clinton High School Principal Karinne Tharaldson Jones and members of the Clinton High School Family and Consumer Science Department about how a Childhood Development curriculum may impact course opportunities and provide an extended vocational strand to CHS students.

The board will consider a bid from Hartz Lock for a cost of $55,734 to replace all doors and door frames at Whittier Elementary School through the use of a $100,000 Harkin Fire-Safety grant and the adoption of a service delivery plan to address special education concerns as presented to the district.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Eagle Heights Elementary School. 

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