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Westview board approves improvement projects

 

The Westview School Board approved moving ahead with a capital improvement project at their meeting Thursday evening.

The board approved the low bid to replace roofing on three sections at the high school. The low bid of $134,190 was submitted by Borntrager Roofing of Goshen.

The board approved the low quote of $47,231 from Ciber Inc. to put wireless into the high school. The system would provide wireless connections throughout all classrooms, the cafeteria, auditorium, and other areas of the school.

The board delayed action on replacing the lighting system at the high school auditorium. The low quote from TCP was for $69,746.85. The board tabled the issue, awaiting a more detailed listing of what will be replaced in the auditorium. They are expected to take action at the August meeting. The auditorium currently has the original lighting equipment installed over 20 years ago.

The board approved meetings through the end of the year. Meetings will be at 7 p.m. in the administration building on Aug. 9, Sept, 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, and Jan. 10.

The board extended all board positions until the January meeting as the elections for open board seats will be held in the November General Election.

The board was told that the district is advertising a total budget for 2013 of $28.3 million. Superintendent Randy Zimmerly told the board that a lot more of the budgeting process is being done online through the state, and that the state is taking a lot more control of the budget this year.

The board asked Zimmerly to continue discussing having a crossing guard at Shipshewana-Scott Elementary School and at the four-way stop. It was suggested that a part-time employee from the school could be utilized to handle that position.

The board approved the second reading of changes to the district’s policy, including an opt-out clause for technologies that parents can sign.