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Frontier Elementary ribbon cutting and open house to be held Sept. 28

The Tea Area School District met Sept. 14. Clair Willemssen, construction manager for the Tea Area School District building projects, updated the board on the progress at Frontier Elementary. He said the project is mostly complete and the school has temporary occupancy. A final certificate of occupancy will be issued once the landscaping is done. Willemssen said they are finishing up the last items on the punch list. The kitchen passed inspection so they are now able to make and serve lunch at the Frontier building.

Superintendent Jennifer Lowery said they will host a ribbon cutting and open house at Frontier Elementary Sept. 28 from 5:30-7 p.m., with the ribbon cutting at 5:30.

Willemssen also reported on Legacy Elementary’s construction. The asphalt paving got done on the existing parking lot within hours of the heavy rain a couple of weeks ago. He said water has been draining properly. At the bus loop parking area, they will put in the remaining curb and gutter at the end of the month and first week in October. Beams are up in the classroom area. Later this week he hoped they would be laying some decking. Next week they hope to start some wall framing. Some fencing is in place to keep students out of construction areas.

Legacy Elementary principal Betsy Drew had not heard of any complaints or concerns about kids moving around during construction.

As for the high school, Lowery said they started advertising for bids for the middle school/high school secure entrance project. Bids are due by 3 p.m. Sept. 29.

In new business, Lowery recommended the approval of open enrollments for one first-grader from Legacy to Frontier; one third-grader from Frontier to the intermediate school; one seventh-grader and one 12th-grader. The board approved.

The board also approved the denial of open enrollments due to capacity for one kindergartner, one first-grader and three 12th-graders to Connections Academy. They also approved the resignations for Lexy Kacmarynski with TASK and the following new hires:

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