The Fillmore Central School Board voted unanimously to proceed with the front-entry design for the FC High School at the board’s regularly-scheduled meeting in December. The 9-0 vote also included the engineer work-up that has laminated security glass being placed in the front of the new, more-secure entryway and a re-design of the teacher work room. The possibility of adding on a heated concrete sidewalk under the front entry out to the curb was discussed, but not added to the project at the current time.
Estimates from CG Architects of North Platte have the project costing around $550,000 to complete. The addition of the bullet-proof glass added $53,625 to the project. Several school board members mentioned recent donations/payments to FCDC and Hidden Hills Country Club, along with a $15,000 underground sprinkler addition to a practice football field in conjunction with their decisions to add the more expensive glass to the project because it will increase the overall safety of the project.
In his November article in the school district’s newsletter, FC Superintendent Mark Norvell said the design plan will provide increased security and additional room in the high school’s common area. He also noted the project will be paid for from the school district’s Building Fund levy and is slated to be constructed during the summer of 2015 between school years.
Bidding for the project is expected to begin as soon as possible.
Also on December 8, the school board voted unanimously to approve a contract for Norvell for the 2016-2017 school board. The school board also voted 8-1 (board member Sherri Nun—no) to approve a 4 percent package increase for Norvell for 2015-2016. The 10-year superintendent’s base salary will be $124,725 for the next school year. His total compensation package for 2015-2016 will be $166,107—a $6,386 dollar increase from Norvell’s 2014-2015 salary package.