The Madison County Board of Education has been asked to consider a $70,000 loan to the Madison County Touchdown Club for the purchase of an electronic scoreboard for the Raider field.
Superintendent Allen McCannon recommended the board approve the loan at its April meeting but the board decided to table the matter for further consideration.
In his recommendation, McCannon noted that the Club agreed to pay a minimum of $10,000 each fiscal year back to the school system. In the “memorandum of understanding,” it stated the scoreboard would be the property of the school system, who would assume all electrical requirements and maintenance responsibilities, as well as the advertising for bids and selecting a vendor to provide the scoreboard.
Assistant superintendent Bonnie Knight said the board wanted to table the issue until they are further along in next year’s budgeting process and that she expects it won’t come up again for consideration until the June business meeting.
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