HOISINGTON — USD 431 Board of Education approved the purchase of six new Lochinvar Boilers for the Hoisington Activity Center for the amount of $49,932 at its regular meeting on Monday. Two of the six current boilers were unrepairable with parts that were no longer made, and the HAC had been running on four.
The entire system had to be replaced because of the possibility more of the boilers could go out, and the district would be unable to adequately heat the HAC.
The new boilers are 90 percent efficient. A & F Enterprises will dispose of the old boilers and install the new ones.
In other business, Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball gave a clean audit report to the school district. They did bring up proper segregation of duties as a part of the report, but also said that is difficult in a small school.
Board members took a tour of Lincoln School and Hoisington High School earlier this fall to look at security issues. The board discussed safety issues and the purchase of updated security cameras on the entrances.
While HHS has a security camera, it is old and the pictures are grainy. The board also looked at the Lincoln safe room. The board suggested looking for grants to update the room. Lincoln is the oldest school in the district.
The issue was tabled.
Steven Little and Deb Stephens were appointed as delegates to the KASB Convention.
In final business, Daniel Schneider and Rex Kern were appointed as co-wrestling coaches.