The Fayette school board once again has five members.
After an extended closed session Monday, the board voted unanimously to appoint Fred Stockburger to the position Kim Winzeler resigned from last month. It is the same seat that Stockburger lost to Winzeler in the 2005 school board election.
SUPERINTENDENT—Also during the closed session, the board discussed candidates to replace school superintendent David Hankins, who will retire at the end of the calendar year. Hankins said the board has narrowed the field to three applicants—Thomas Taylor, treasurer of the Patrick Henry school district; Norm Glismann, principal of Bryan High School; and Russ Griggs, superintendent of the Stryker school district.
NEW SCHOOL—Architect Jim Price of the Buehrer Group architectural firm reported that construction of the new school is proceeding according to schedule, and that contractors had begun building walls earlier in the day.
He also reported a holdup in construction of the parking lot on the northwest side of the school, due to excessive ground softness. Builders are awaiting word from a consulting firm about how to proceed.