Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Joplin R-8 Board will discuss $96,000 gym seat replacement
The uproar over the spending of that kind of money at a time when the district has just had to borrow $45 million to get through the school year did not sit well with patrons after it was revealed, first in the Turner Report and then three days later in the Joplin Globe.
The item was originally buried on the consent agenda, but was removed from the agenda at the beginning of tonight's Joplin R-8 Board of Education meeting, which started about 20 minutes ago.
That means that the item will be discussed in regular session by the board instead of just being passed along with a dozen or so other items as part of the consent agenda.
The board meeting is being covered live on the Turner Report at this link.