Conger Field will be good to go for a football scrimmage August 29.

That was the word Purcell School Board members learned during Monday’s monthly meeting.

Tyler Graves with Goldsby Construction shared the news with the board.

Dr. Sheli McAdoo, superintendent, updated the board on a “really busy day” spent welcoming teachers for the 2019-20 school year.

The superintendent also said the district’s new buses have arrived.

In addition, the district has had its first meeting with the Office of School Safety and Security.

Purcell Public Schools is partners with the State Department of Education, as well as the City of Purcell and Purcell police and fire departments.

McAdoo also spoke briefly about a new health program at the high school. The four-year program is offered by the Chickasaw Nation.

Personnel action by the board included hiring Emma Rolin to teach at the high school and approving the hiring of five non-certified employees.

Those include Kellie Cook and Mackenzie Huffman, library aides; Amber Hines, paraprofessional; William “Bill” Keeler, special services bus driver, and Kyle Spor, part-time custodian.

In other business, the board employed Stephen H McDonald & Associates as a financial advisor and approved an equipment purchase.

They also opted to approve ACT  as the state assessment of juniors for the 2019-20 school year.

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