While the focus of Monday's Calhoun school board meeting was safety and discipline, Facilities Director Donnie Pitts issued a report to the board regarding renovation estimates for Arnoldsburg Elementary School, estimated at almost $500,000.

The proposal covered items from renovations of toilets, roofing and masonry to heating and ventilation, plumbing and electric improvements.

Funding for the project will be sought from the School Building Authority.

The board went into executive session after which they approved the resignation of bus driver Calvin Nicholas and the retirements of Judy Kerns and Lloyd Hall.

Half-day releases and a student transfer request, were approved by the board, the names no longer being public information.

A volunteer agreement was approved for Justin Ramsey at CM-HS.

Jobs were posted for Middle School tutors.

Heather Starcher was hired as a Middle School tutor and Starling Holbert was hired as a substitute bus operator.

The board approved bills in the amount of $431,976.

The next meeting is scheduled at Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center on January 22 at 7 p.m.

See earlier stories on school safety and discipline and newly approved CM-HS Youth Force.