The Houston Elementary School principal will retire at the end of the current school year, the Houston board of education heard during a meeting Monday.
LeAnn Edington has held the position since 1996 after being the school’s assistant principal. Her tenure as a teacher and administrator at Houston is about 30 years, and she is one of three principals in the district.
In addition to starting the process to replace Edington, the board also set a minimum bid and sale date for its almost completed home constructed by the building trades class. The house, which is situated at Primrose Lane, will be sold at auction at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at the conference room of the Exceptional Child Cooperative on Spruce Street.
The minimum bid is $217,500. An open house is Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 12-13.
In other matters, members:
-Set the filing dates for two slots expiring on the school board. Filings open at 7 a.m. Dec. 15 and close at 4 p.m. Jan. 19. The terms of Doug Castleman and Sharon Horbyk expire.
-Heard that installation of new bleachers at Hiett Gymnasium begins March 12. The process will take about a week. School will not be in session on March 12-15 as part of a planned four-day vacation.
-Heard Dr. Dan Vandiver, superintendent, give an update on the district’s budget. Revenues are running slightly ahead of the budget drafted in June. Projections show about $8 million in revenue, which is about $28,000 ahead of the figures in the document.
Vandiver said a sluggish economy is affecting some state funding, which is determined by sales tax revenues. However, conservative projections in other areas are making up the difference.
-Approved a request from the Diamond Club to construct an indoor batting cage facility adjacent to the baseball field off Spruce Street. A 3,200 square foot metal building is planned.
-Decided to hold its next meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Exceptional Child Cooperative meeting room.