Beatrice Public Schools Gets Easement Offers, on Hannibal Park Trail Project

BEATRICE – The Beatrice Public School District has received offers on easements from the Nebraska Department of Transportation, for the construction of the Hannibal Park Trail.

The district owns land north and west of Beatrice High School where the trail from the Big Blue Water Park will connect with Hannibal Park.

School Superintendent Jason Alexander says one of the permanent easements is north of the high school, along of U.S. Highway 136.

:07                  “57-hundred dollars”

A larger area of ground is along the west boundary of the high school, where the trail will extend north-south near a residential area.

:20                  “piece of property”

The school board approved the NDOT offers for the easements on the land.  It’s expected the recreational trail would be constructed sometime in 2020.

In other action Monday night, the Beatrice School Board formalized an agreement with the Beatrice Educational Foundation, which uses renovated office space in the school district administration building.

The board advanced several policies, including an updated policy for staff reduction-in-force, if needed.

:24                  “a reduction in force”

Monday night, the school board accepted the retirements or resignations of two veteran district staff members.  Assistant Middle School Principal Pam Henning is leaving the district after 27 years of service.  Lincoln Elementary Second Grade teacher Mary Camacho-Cook is wrapping up 40 years in education.

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