In the first meeting for its two newest members, the School Board, will prepare for the coming school year by electing a new chair and vice chair and voting on routine agenda items.

In the first meeting for its two newest members, the School Board will prepare for the coming school year by electing a new chair and vice chair and voting on routine agenda items.

Carol Davis and Eva Skuratowicz will join the five-member board at the 7 p.m. Monday meeting at the Civic Center, having won seats in the May election. Alexander, who ran for reelection in May, will remain on the board to serve another term.

Former Board Chair Mat Marr's and board member Amy Patton's four-year terms ended last month.

Board member Heidi Parker has been serving as the vice chair.

The board will also vote on minor changes to the districts' handbook for elementary students, which lists the schools' contact information, calendars and policies.

Next, the board will decide whether to approve an alternative contracting process for the renovation of the Willow Wind Community Learning Center barn.

Instead of putting the project up for bid, the board could allow school officials to select a general contractor. This would enable the school to choose not just the least expensive company, but the most skilled as well, according to district documents.

Later, board members will vote on whether to approve the district's calendar for the coming school year.

The calendar calls for five fewer days than last year. Students will spend a total of 175 days in class if the 185-day calendar is approved.

Five of the days will be paid holidays for teachers — and days off for students. The remaining five days will be in-service days for teachers, which are days when teachers prepare lessons and students don't come to school.

Contact staff writer Hannah Guzik at 482-3456 ext. 226 or hguzik@dailytidings.com.