The Carlisle School Board hired Superintendent Jason Clark as the district finance and facility coordinator and also grounds keeper during its Monday night meeting.
Following a one hour executive session, the board reconvened to the regular meeting with CJ Parker making a motion, which was seconded by Bryan Oliger to hire Clark on a 190 day contract. Parker, Oliger, Terry McCallie, Adam Ellis, Jereme Carter and Cliff Schafer voted in favor of the motion. Debbie Reid voted against. The motion passed 6-1.
Clark’s resignation was accepted by the board during the Dec. 11 board meeting. His resignation as superintendent will be effective June 30, 2018.
In other business, Carly Bokker spoke to the board about a greenhouse and garden for the high school agricultural department. According to Bokker, she has applied for a green house grant. A turn key job for a new green house is estimated to be $120,000, which includes heating, cooling, plumbing and structure. Bokker said at this point, she needs the board’s blessing for a potential location for the greenhouse, across the drive from the agricultural department, in the event the grant is received. The overall goal for the greenhouse would be for students to sell plants and flowers in the future.With the boards blessing received, Bokker said she would return to the board for final approval if the grant is approved.
In addition, Bokker asked the board for permission to have raised garden beds constructed to grow produce for the school. She said the goal would be to utilize the fruits and vegetables grow in the high school cafeteria. With the boards approval, the beds will be constructed outside the agricultural department.
The board also unanimously voted to put bids out for a food management company.
Before the meeting adjourned into a second executive session to review potential superintendent applications, Clark recognized the board for their service in honor of school board recognition month.
“I want to thank y’all for your service,” Clark said. ” I know in the time we’ve worked together, they are always based on kids. You’ve kept kids the forefront. You’ve been a wonderful board and I want to personally thank you.”
Upon reconvening, no public action was taken. Interviews for the superintendent position will begin next week.
The next regular scheduled board meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in the administration building.