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Construction Projects Addressed by Pella School Board

Posted: Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at 6:27 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Eric Gotschall

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The Pella School Board received an update on changes to the pick-up and drop-off area at Jefferson Intermediate during their meeting Monday afternoon. Superintendent Mark Wittmer informed the board that concrete for a new turning lane onto Vermeer Road has been poured, and needs to be striped to be finished. Hopes are that the turning lane will help alleviate congestion in the area.

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Also related to school construction projects, the board approved the first payment in the amount of $82,804 to TK Concrete for the High School parking lot addition, approved a payment of $5,887 to the project’s engineer, and made the final payment to Woodman Controls in the amount of $20,240 for upgrades to the district’s HVAC systems.

In other business, the Pella School Board voted to tentatively approve funding for a seventh section of fifth grade if the Federal Jobs Bill passes in the U.S. House; set increases the the costs of renting school facilities and discussed changes to the district’s wellness policy.