The Delaware City Schools Board of Education approved the purchase of two homes adjacent to Conger Elementary School Monday during its work session.
The property located at 312 E. Winter St. was purchased for $95,000, and the property at 303 E. William St. was purchased for $130,000. The funds for the purchases came from the 2019 bond issue passed by voters in May.
The homes were purchased to allow for future expansion at Conger Elementary as the population on the east side of Delaware continues to grow. The property at 301 E. William St. was purchased in September for $95,000.
Additionally, the board approved a contract with Geotechnical Consultants, Inc. to provide geotechnical services and testing for the construction projects that are part of the 2019 bond issue.
The board also approved a number of staffing changes, including the retirement of Marcia Jones, an administrative assistant at Schultz Elementary School as well as the resignations of Kelly Fowler, an administrative assistant at Hayes High School; Suzanne Hike, an administrative assistant at Hayes; Nga Phan, a cook/cashier at Smith Elementary School; and Mandy Waters, a technology specialist at Schultz.
The board signed off on the employment of Jacqueline Twine, a School-Aged-Child-Care assistant site manager at Woodward Elementary School.
Additionally, the board approved a contract with Boundless Behavioral Health, Inc. for educational services for the 2019-2020 school year, a contract with The Stepping Stones Group for speech therapy services during an employee’s leave of absence, as well as a contract with Pera Services, Inc, for school psychology evaluations and speech and language evaluations in Spanish as needed.
The board’s next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 18.