The Marion Center School Board holds its monthly regular meeting tonight, with several issues related to school security on the agenda. The board will vote on whether to authorize the district’s administration to develop a suitable method by which to gain reliable and useful feedback from the residents and/or taxpayers of the school district regarding the security options as presented to the board. In particular, they’re looking for community feedback on the presence of armed guards in the district’s three school buildings. The board will also vote tonight on whether to authorize the administration to develop specifications and obtain pricing for security cameras and their installation.
In other business, the board is expected to accept a monetary donation from Akers National Roll and ATI employees to Beatty Memorial Fund, which was set up after the murders of Christine, Amanda and Sarah Beatty.
The board will also vote on the purchase of new band uniforms tonight. They’ll be voting on a proposal to buy 104 band uniforms and 50 color guard uniforms from Stanbury Uniforms in Missouri in the amount of more than $57,000.
Tonight’s meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the McCreery Elementary School Library.