Centre replaces air conditioning, buys new laptops
In a shorter than usual meeting Monday, Centre board of education approved purchase of a new 5-ton air conditioner for the school kitchen from Herington Heating and Air Conditioning for $8,857.
The board discussed other areas of the school, including the main gymnasium, that may need new air conditioning in the future.
The board approved spending $23,145 for 100 laptops for enrollees in Centre’s Kansas Online Learning Program.
Mark Heiser and Jesse Brunner were re-elected president and vice president, respectively, for the 2018-19 school year.
Other actions taken in preparation for a new school year included increasing lunch and breakfast prices by 10 cents, designating Marion County Record as official newspaper, and raising substitute teacher pay to $95 a day.
The board accepted the late resignation of Teresa Wells as kindergarten teacher. Heather Patton, the designated fourth-grade teacher, will assume Wells’ position.
Centre will advertise for a fourth-grade teacher.
Isabela Fassina of Brazil was approved to attend Centre High School in 2018-19.
Tony and Jennifer Hett of rural Lincolnville will be her host parents.
Board member appointments included Anita Svoboda as TEEN representative, Jesse Brunner as governmental relations contact person, and Eric Carlson as summer ball representative.