PAC paid off, summer projects begin


PAC paid off, summer projects begin

By Mike Van Sickle
Union editor

North Fayette Sue Thoms informed school board members Monday that the district has paid of its $1.47 million bond for the Performing Arts Center (PAC) in West Union.

Members of the North Fayette community officially recognized the start of construction of the 15,200-sq.-ft. addition on April 10, 2006. A grand opening for the $3.2 million project took place in September 2007.  

Later, the school board approved summer renovation/construction projects. 

In addition to the previously approved West Union Elementary security entrance, board members approved a high school parking lot lighting project with Walvatne Electric in the amount of $41,000.

In addition, the small parking lot located north of the high school will be resurfaced and expanded to include an additional row of spaces. Leslie Lauer & Sons will carry out the project in the amount of $6,955.

Aylsworth House Movers and Cline Construction will also transport/remodel a portable building from Fayette Middle School to the high school in West Union in the amount of $23,075.  

Earlier, the school board approved the following fees for the 2013-2014 school year:

• Textbooks – Pre-kindergarten through grade six, $45 (no change); high school, $55, ($5 increase); computer damage co-op fee, $35 ($10 increase).

• Instrumental rent – Instrument, $47.50; percussion, $32.50 (no change).  

• Driver’s education – $325 ($25 increase).

• Breakfast & hot lunch (determined by USDA formula) – Students, $2.25 (10-cent increase); adult, $3.20 (20-cent increase).

• NF preschool tuition – $3.10 per hour for extra hours at West Union Elementary.

• Activity passes – Adults, $70 ($5 decrease); students, $30 (no change). 

In other business, the school board:

• Scheduled a public hearing for Monday, June 17, to discuss a 28E agreement (including whether to lease or deed the property just west of the high school) with Kaleidoscope Kids Childcare Center.

• Approved the purchase of the elementary “Reading Wonders” reading series in the amount of $49,000. 

• Approved the audit with Hacker, Nelson, and Co. in the amount of $19,500.

• Approved ICN technology upgrade for an estimated $15,000.

• Approved installation of additional security cameras at the high school north door and West Union Elementary in the amount of an estimated $3,000.

• Approved contract with Sean Leonard, varsity girls’ basketball coach. Noting Leonard’s lack of head coaching experience, board member Randy Tope voted against the motion.

• Approved contracts with Alex Stepan, grades eight and nine baseball coach in 2013; Robin Madole, girls’ golf coach; Matt Krambeer, assistant boys’ basketball coach; Stephanie Wagner, Safety Patrol; and Cindy Hinton, yearbook, all for 2014-2015.

• Approved the resignation of Tim Feldman, middle school football coach.



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