Board approves capital maintenance projects

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The Board of Education approved the 2019-20 capital maintenance projects at its regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 11.

The focus of the 2019-20 plan is for asphalt replacement as well as upgrades to the Honeywell controllers in every building. The Honeywell system is used to manage heat, air and ventilation and the current system is 12-15 years old.

The 2019-20 capital maintenance budget is $1,025,000, an increase of $25,000 over this year's budget. The Finance Committee reviewed the projects, along with the 10-year capital plan, before the regular meeting.

In other news from Monday's meeting:

* The Board approved the revisions to their goals. The Board  has reviewed their goals at the last several regular meetings. The revised goals can be found on the District website.

*  The Board approved the 2019-20 transportation vehicle plan. The transportation department recommended that four buses be disposed and four large regular units be purchased. There will be no changes to the suburban fleet.

Transportation Services coordinator Jeff Fedler will solicit bids for the replacement buses with an expected delivery date of July 1.

* The Board approved an amendment of declaration to restrictions and covenants of District-owned property. The amendment was discussed at the Feb. 4 meeting, and will allow the height of the new elementary school to be higher than in the original covenants. The school will be named Pope Farm Elementary School.

* After its short regular meeting, the Board went into closed session to review candidates for the superintendency with B.W.P. Associates.