District 117 continues progress with Vision 117 project

By Ryne Turke on April 15, 2015 at 7:28am

District 117 board members will look to tackle the next obstacle in the Turner Renovation Project during tonight’s meeting.

During a special meeting last month, board members voted to hire BLDD Architects as the lead architect for the Turner Renovation Project. Board members will make the contract official at the meeting tonight.

The next step of the Vision 117 process is hiring a construction manager. Board members will vote to approve an RFQ to begin the search for that position.

Over the past few months, board members have reviewed a number of ideas to make District 117 a safer place. Board members have determined the best course of action would be creating two new positions, a second School Resource Officer and a District Security Officer.

A vote to approve the positions and search for candidates will be conducted by the board.

In other action, board members will vote to approve the collective bargaining agreement with the Jacksonville Education Association.

The meeting starts at Jacksonville High School at 7 p.m.