Friday, March 9, 2012

Performing arts center nearly done

School District preparing for open house and ribbon cutting


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

As the new performing arts center under construction at the Community Campus in Hailey nears completion, the Blaine County School District is putting together plans for a public open house and ribbon cutting.

Status of the project is scheduled as an agenda item for the district board of trustees' regular monthly meeting set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the district office.

District Business Manager Mike Chatterton said Thursday that there's about three weeks left of work to remodel the district-owned facility from an auditorium into a performing arts center.

The school board approved $1.54 million for the project last September.

The district has tentative plans to hold an open house and ribbon cutting on April 25.

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Also at the March 13 meeting, the board will be asked to approve a three-year school calendar. The board decided earlier after receiving significant public comment that it will not change its practice of the past two years of starting school after the Labor Day weekend in September.

Trustees will also consider an early retirement incentive plan for district employees and revisions to the Wertheimer Park subdivision plat, which encompasses property owned by the city of Hailey, Blaine County and the School District (Hailey Elementary School).

A complete agenda is available on the district website at www.blaineschools.org.

Terry Smith: tsmith@mtexpress.com

Special meeting

The Blaine County School District board of trustees will hold a special meeting Thursday, March 22, from 12-1:30 p.m. at the district office at 118 W. Bullion St. in Hailey. The topic of the meeting is the district's Dual Immersion Program. The public is invited.




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