Log in

DMJ retiring two buses


DEER — The Deer/Mt Judea School District Board of Education met in regular session Monday night, May 13, at the Deer Campus. The meeting agenda included some housekeeping business:
• Adoption of the Employee Attendance Policy
• Approving Arkansas Department of Education assurances and General Education Provision Act statement that the school board recognizes the importance of equitable access to and participation in federally assisted programs for students and teachers.
Two requests were also presented.
Superintendent Bill Mizaur asked the board to consider placing two school buses, No. 121 and No. 20, up for bid. Transportation Manager Vernie Heydenreich said both buses needed some minor repairs, but had more value if they were put out for bid. The buses are not needed and few drivers like operating them, he said.
Mizaur also said the Deer School building needed some repairs to its roof. A contractor already inspected the roof and found some hail damage. An insurance adjuster through the Arkansas School Board Association is scheduled to do an inspection. Mizaur asked the board to authorize expenditure of no more than $10,000 to make repairs which will include caulking and sealing areas of the roof.
The board approved both requests.
The board then went into executive session for just under an hour. Coming back into open session the board approved contracted days and hourly rates for employees.
It also approved offering a contract to Chris Wilson as Mt. Judea School basketball coach for the 2024-25 school year.
The board adjourned at 7:39 p.m.