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USD 431 begins process of adding locking doors
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HOISINGTON — The USD 431 School Board approved on Monday, adding locking doors to the four schools in the district.
The estimated cost is approximately $52,925 and the winning bid came from C & C Group from Wichita.
The main doors at the schools will be replaced and the secretaries will have audio and video view. The secretaries will buzz visitors into the buildings.
The server will come with a terabyte of storage and all of the software, which is not proprietary, will come preloaded. Sensors will notify the office if the doors have been propped open.
In addition, several of the of doors will have card readers for staff.
The work will be done sometime this spring. The company will provide tech support.
In other business, the board held a joint meeting with the Hoisington Recreation Commission. A bike rack will be installed at the Hoisington Activity Center that was donated by St. John Catholic Church.
The HRC is now collecting an additional mill levy assessment which will be used for maintenance and upkeep of the city parks and playgrounds. Sod was recently added for a field at the baseball park. Water wells will be drilled for watering.
The contracts of Lowry, Alan Charles, Meg Wilson, Pat Reinhardt and Joel Mason were all extended one year at a wage to be determined later.
The board:
•Learned March 1 will be the legislative coffee, which is a change of date.
•Accepted the resignations of Della Boxberger and Leslie Klug as danceline sponsors.
•Approval for Kerry Mooney and Patrick Cowan to attend a national technology conference in Atlanta, Georgia and for Deanna Spears to attend a Broadcasting Camp.
•Heard a report from Deb Stephens that the upcoming After School Program for elementary school children is looking for a building for the program.