Oskaloosa If the price is right, a number of small projects will take place in Oskaloosa schools this summer.
Supt. Jim White said the Oskaloosa School Board on Monday discussed potential summer projects to be funded by capital outlay money.
The board approved the purchase of a double-stacked oven for the district food service kitchen.
Board members also authorized White to seek bids on construction of a wall to separate the kindergarten classroom, renovation work in two elementary school classrooms to accommodate new computers, a storage building for the food service department, roof work on the high school's east wing, replacement of lights in the high school gymnasium, new doors and closures in the high school and middle school, and carpeting for the high school office.
White said he'll report to the board with the bids for the work, and board members will determine which projects will get the go-ahead.
In other business, the school board:
Agreed to continue the existing nepotism policy, which prohibits the hiring of relatives of board members.
Discussed bids submitted to St. Mary of the Plains College, a Dodge City university that closed its doors this year. The board submitted bids on various items, including science equipment, overhead projectors, computers and televisions. White said he expects to hear from the college soon.
Discussed the lawsuit regarding equalization of state aid to schools filed last year by a coalition of school districts against the state. "The board decided they were satisfied with the new school financing plan and doesn't want to continue the action," White said.
Decided to form a testing review committee to study the district's testing and provide recommendations to the board to help develop outcomes-based testing.
Agreed to pay for follow-up physical examinations and first aid and defensive driving courses for district employees. Previously, employees were required to cover the costs.