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School board hears bond projects update

By Jennifer Peryam - jperyam@h-ponline.com

Huntington County Community School Board of Trustees heard an update Monday on corporation projects using a general obligation bond.

Superintendent Randy Harris said the board approved the $5 million bond last fall to be used for capital projects throughout the district.

The Crestview Elementary roof estimated cost is $1.3 million and is on hold because there is open claim on the existing roof.

“We probably won’t do the roof at Crestview until next year. It will be fine for another year,” Harris said.

There have been two roofs at Huntington North High School over the cafeteria and the science wing that have been completed for $75,000.

Crestview and Riverview tracks will be resurfaced for $400,000.

“They are scheduled to be in there before school gets out and we wanted to make sure track season is done before the work begins,” Harris said.

Stucco work at Crestview will be completed for $24,000.

Carpet replacement will be completed for $75,000 at Andrews Elementary School.

The chairs in the high school’s auditorium will be replaced for $161,000.

The parking lots at every school in the district will be restriped for $117,000.

LED lighting will be upgraded in all of the buildings and the bleachers at HNHS will be replaced for $600,000.

“In a month we expect to get lighting estimates. We want to get the latest in lighting,” Harris said.

He said the goal is to get the gym lighting completed this summer.

In other business, the board heard an update on plans to build a new Roanoke Elementary School.

Board member Matt Melcher said the committee discussed electrical work like air conditioning, duct work and wiring.

The committee will meet with Director of Food Services Ken Akins to discuss the cafeteria layout and cooling system.

Harris said the corporation hopes to bid the project out in July.