The board will pay for most of the project through a bond to lessen the expense on taxpayers. The board is currently paying off debts from past projects, but those debts will be paid in full by 2021, which will make it easier for the board to pay off the debt from this project, Bates said.
The district has decided that the project will span a five-year period with multiple phases of work with Phase 1 starting in June 2014, board member Keith Kreiger said. At the board’s March 5 meeting it will ask questions of an architect to determine what work is needed, and then how much the project will cost.
-- The board accepted the retirement of two staff members: Mark Barnes, a guidance counselor, and David Wilber, a music teacher. They will retire at the conclusion of this school year. The board also appointed two nurses, Deborah Nickerson and Kimberly Faltyn, who work for the district as independent contractors.
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