During its reorganization meeting Tuesday, Williamsport Area School Board made no changes to its officers as it re-elected both president and vice president.
Lori Baer and Thomas Zimmerman unanimously were re-elected as president and vice president, respectively.
The board also approved its calendar of board meetings for 2013 with two changes in dates. Dr. Kathleen Kelley, superintendent, explained that with five board members up for re-election - Dr. Jane Penman, Dale Vollman, Jay Shultz, Brette Confair and Zimmerman - the board may have wanted to reschedule its May 21 and Nov. 5 meetings, which conflicted with primary and election days. The board decided to move the two meetings back a week to May 14 and Nov. 12.
The board also heard updates on the district's two construction projects.
George Dickerson, on-site construction manager, said anyone passing the new middle school will notice progress being made on the project.
"We've really taken on a totally new look to the building," he said.
Dickerson said inside the building, offices, the library and a weight room are taking shape. He added that the project still is on schedule to be opened for the first day of the 2013-14 school year.
He also said the building will be completely enclosed by the end of the calendar year.
"We're working feverishly to hit that goal," Dickerson said.
Workers are on-site during the weekends, as well. Dickerson said they're working at an "incredible pace."
Although not as visibly noticeable from the street as the middle school project, Vern McKissick, of McKissick Associates, said. Pre-construction work also continues in the high school renovation project.
The board approved Plancon Part F at the meeting, which, McKissick said, tells the state Department of Education the district still intends to do the project as it was presented. The next step is to release the renovation project to bid.
"Our goal is to go out to bid on the 19th of December," McKissick told the board.
Bids are expected be accepted in January.
McKissick said from his estimations, the project still should be completed by October 2014.
In other business, the board voted 9-0 to approve a proposal from Larson Design Group Inc. to provide design and construction documents to convert a Lycoming Valley Middle School wood shop into a classroom. The service will cost the district $16,500, which will be funded by the Capital Projects Fund.