a $50 an hour graphic designer is on tap for the Joplin R-8 Board of Education when it meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Education Building.
The graphic designer's work would be capped at $18,000, according to the request, which was submitted by Communications Director Kelli Price:
Joplin Schools has used graphic design services for the past several years to create professional materials for the district and schools that improve stakeholder communication and increase stakeholder engagement and support of the classroom.
Materials include website and social media graphics, JETHD television graphics, annual reports, student handbooks, program guides, school brochures, infographics, and communication campaigns for district and social events programs, and initiatives, such as staff recognition, kiudergarten registration, open houses, and school fairs.
Several upcoming projects would benefit from professional strategic design, including a campaign to increase stakeholder awareness regarding the strategic plan, a parent and teacher resource guide highlighting readiness indicators, building student handbook updates, a state-of-the-district mailer to parents and taxpayers, and infographics regarding budget, financial data, and achievement data.
Price is recommending that the board hire Christina Williams, who submitted the lower of two bids.
Williams is art director for Zeus Visuals.. The information in the board packet does not indicate the company has anything to do with this bid. Williams worked in the R-8 administration building until June at a salary of $37,681