The Hope Public School Board got a construction report for Hope High School on Monday that included good news.

The Hope Public School Board got a construction report for Hope High School on Monday that included good news. “The job site has been dry and good progress is being made,” Assistant Superintendent Steve Bradshaw told the board. “The block layers have built several interior walls in the location of the coaches' offices and locker rooms in the field house. “Columns and rafters are being erected in the indoor practice facility,” Bradshaw said. “Concrete slabs have been poured for the sports locker room, special education classroom, choir room, and band hall. The plumbing has also been installed and the slab has been poured in the area of the old Bobcat Den for the new bathroom and the block layers are beginning to lay the blocks for the walls.” Another agenda item was one that involved a change order for the construction at Hope High School. According to a contract that was presented to the school board, the change in the contract involved adding a foundation drain line and block wainscot along the west side of Corridor 110. “The original contract sum was $5,449,000 and the net change by previously authorize Change Orders was in the amount of $53,142. The Contract Sum was increased by the Change Order to the amount of $5,502,142. The new contract sum, including this Change Order will be $5,516,838.” The contract time was increased by 10 days through the change. Another item on the agenda included school board candidacy. “A Petition for a school board candidate seeking election at the September 17, 2013, annual school election may be circulated no earlier than June 9, 2013 and must be filed by 12 noon on July 9, 2013.” As part of the information sent by Superintendent Bobby Hart, the school districts' board of directors in the state must have five members, seven members, or nine members, in the case of a school district having an average daily attendance of 24,000 or more students. In other business, the board received the following resignations: Cortelyou Gant, who is a classified employee at Garland; Josephine Maxwell, a certified employee at Beryl Henry Elementary; Kay McCorkle, who is a certified employee at ABC; Jackie Daniel, a certified employee at Hope High School; Jenn Evans, a certified employee at Clinton Primary School; Mary Langley, a certified employee at CPS, and Barbara Reynolds, a certified employee at ABC.