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By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier—
MUNDAY—It was not a normal meeting Monday night for the Munday Consolidated Independent School District when some of the trustees and staff in the school cafeteria were seated at individual tables separated by yards, while others were elsewhere connected via video conference.
In a busy agenda schedule, the trustees approved the hiring of Jeff Barker of Lamesa as the defensive coordinator; OKed paying of staff during the closing of the schools and the COVID-19 crisis; accepted a bid of $12,844.16 from Joe Bejar for the Munday Elementary yard sprinklers; approved the 2020-2021 school calendar; certified instructional materials so that text books could be purchased; accepted a bid of $1,200 from Matthew Pickett of Eastland for a trust property in Munday, but denied other bids from a Florida company; and approved moving the school trustee election from May 2 to Nov. 3.
The trustees heard from Supt. Troy Parton that based on advice from the district’s attorney that in response to a lawsuit filed by Custom Construction, the district will make an offer to pay Custom the amount due. The district was waiting to have the faulty doors repaired in agreement with the closeout documents. The completion of door repairs was completed a day before the notice was delivered to the district.
In addition, they heard from Hope Moore, food service director, that kids were being fed during the closing of the schools with pickup service in Munday and Goree and from Parton that the child-care program could be open if the need arises for essential personnel.
Action on changes for bank signature cards, new lightning for the football stadium and security matters were tabled.
No action taken after the closed session, which was four minutes long.
If the county or state is put on lockdown, future meetings will be held via video conference.