Repairs were needed at the elementary school building after an electrical short cut the power off in late October, which closed the schools for three days while a temporary service pole was installed. After the incident, the board voted to repair the underground line. Superintendent Tim McGinnis said that the specifications written by the district’s hired engineer did not include the performance bond of $2,232.99, which was required by law. He said that since the contractor that completed the work didn’t know about the performance bond, it would be fairer for the district to cover that cost. Marcum Engineering of Paducah, which periodically works for the district and wrote up the specifications, advised him that this would be covered best by including the cost as a change order. The board voted in favor of making the payment.
The board also voted to accept an offer of assistance from Kentucky Education Technology Systems for new technology. The amount, for the 2008 fiscal year, will be $24,493 and will be escrowed for three years. McGinnis said that KETS used to offer as much as $100,000 some years, but that it had taken a big drop since then. He said, though, that the offered amount had stayed fairly consistent for the last three or four years.
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