School board approves heating upgrade in conference room
BALDWIN — During the Baldwin Community Schools Board of Education meeting last Tuesday, board members approved baseboard installation heating for the district conference room in the secondary building.
The board contracted with Custom Sheet Metal and Heating, Inc. for the upgrade, not to exceed $6,000.
Since last year’s bond which would have upgraded the school’s heating systems did not pass, the board is spending on projects as needed, said school board president Shawn Washington.
The district conference room, off of the high school media center, has ineffective heating, making it cold, she said.
“This will make it much more comfortable in there,” Washington said.
The board also approved funds not to exceed $12,477.64 for new rugs from Floor Care Concepts for entryways and various other spots. The life expectancy of the rugs is 15-to-20 years.
Board members approved the 2017-2018 school audit from Hungerford and Nichols. The audit report showed the school increased their funds by $125,000 from the year before.