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Nevis approves Long Term Facility Maintenance Plan

At Monday night's regular Nevis School Board meeting, Superintendent Gregg Parks discussed the school's 2018-2027 long-term facility maintenance plan with the board members.

"Two years ago, it was enacted and this is our plan over the next 10 years and we need to take a look at the revenues that we could potentially generate over the next 10 years and this year we've added 2027 onto the plan itself," Parks said.

He explained that this coming school year, the long-term facility maintenance plan's budget will start with a deficit of $75,104 due to the girl's locker room project in 2016-17. The plan's budget summary showed revenues of $99,745 with expenditures of $174,849.

According to Parks, the expected revenue for 2018 is $156,259, minus the beginning deficit and expenditures of $80,150. The remaining balance going into 2019 will be $1,005.

"When we take a look at the long-term facility plan we have some big projects looming," he said.

Having just replaced the majority of the roofing and with the re-roofing of the community education building in the next month, Parks said most of the roofs are now in good shape.

"Next year, we start looking at several indoor-air quality issues. Number one is the old freon symptoms," Parks said. "I think we have six of those symptoms on the roof that need to be replaced over a period of time and we'll start that next year."

Parks added that next year they will be looking at replacing their exterior doorways, an estimated project cost of $62,000.

"The following years we start to get into replacing the old univents from the 1988 addition to the building and that'll be a three-year project," he said. "Following that, we start getting into window replacement. We anticipate the cost of total replacement of those will be around $110,000."

Parks explained that after four years, they'll start to look at the condition of the roofs again, indoor air quality and the gyms and areas of the exterior of the building.

The board members approved the long-term facility maintenance plan as well as the issuance of a statement of assurances in accordance with state guidelines.

In other business, board members did the following:

• Approved the contract for Beth Durgin as the .4 FTE Spanish teacher.

• Approved the contract for Katelyn Becker as the 1.0 FTE Special Education teacher, contingent upon receiving a variance from the state.

• Approved the purchase of a 2012 IC rear engine, 84-passenger bus from American Bus in the amount of $45,000.

• Approved the gasoline quote for the 2017-18 school year from Luetgers Oil Company, Inc. for $.06 per gallon discount on the posted pump price.

• Approved the milk bid from Land O'Lakes Milk for the 2017-18 school year.

• Approved the payment of bills in the amount of $268,815.19.

• Approved the contract for Tammie Zallar as assistant cook.

• Approved the appointment of Leslie Sagen as Special Education coordinator.

• Approved Tom Stambaugh as head cross country coach, Doug Hanson and Jen McNamee as assistant cross country coaches, Shawn Klimek as head football coach, Mike DeWulf and Matt Schmidt as assistant football coaches, Tom Ahrendt and Chris Haar as junior high football coaches, Heidi Wormley as head volleyball coach, Karly Drury, Taylor Drury and Jackie White as assistant volleyball coaches, Stacy Feder and Alex White as junior high volleyball coaches, Jodi Sandmeyer and Lynne Gustafson as student council advisors and Lynne Gustafson as yearbook advisor.

• Approved the first reading of the staff handbook and the student/parent handbook for the 2017-18 school year.

• Approved the second reading of school board policies 401, 402, 423, 534 and 536.

The next regular Nevis School Board meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28 in the school's media center.