The West Side school board met Monday evening to go over an agenda that included business items such as discussion of a GT trip and handbook, as well as a base bid for the construction of a tennis complex.

The meeting opened with recognition of the board, whose members consist of Todd Gray, Johnny Tutor, Junior Fife, Wayne Slaughter, and Jake Smith. Each member received a certificate in honor of January being School Board Member Month. Gray received an additional master certificate after reaching fifty total hours as a board member. Macy Brown (school resource officer), Savannah Moore (art), Brooke Ott (kitchen/custodian), and Louis Roth (custodian) were all introduced as new employees to the school, followed by reports from Superintendent Andy Chisum and Principal Matt Irwin.

After the Gifted and Talented trip and itinerary passed, construction company NABHOLZ proposed a base bid for the construction of the upcoming tennis complex, which included the construction of an area including bleachers, tables, and trash cans, the selection of Hydroseed, sod, or hand seed, and lighting options. The base bid passed, as did the Legal Liability Insurance plan and the 2018-19 academic calendar.

Among announcements listed, the school’s Future Business Leaders of America club will host a blood drive on Wednesday, January 31, while the basketball program will host the Class 1A Region 3 Tournament February 21-24. Prom will be held on Saturday, April 14. Overall attendance for the district was also announced, totaling at 450 students.