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Moon School Board Re-Appoints McCurdy President

The board also approves change orders for its high school baseball field.

Members of the Moon Area School Board re-appointed Sandra McCurdy as board president for 2013. 

The year will be McCurdy's second as president of the board. Ron Steele was named vice president. 

The school board also approved $24,700 in repairs to the high school's baseball field, which was completed in 2010 as a part of a series of renovations at the district. 

The change order included $11,253 that will be credited to the district toward the repairs, which will include work on the infield and outfield. 

Problems with drainage and and grading have marred the field since its completion, district officials have said. 

"I don't think there is anybody on the board who is happy with (spending) that amount of money," said board member Samuel Tranter. "We have athletic fields that are not usable until we do what we need to do." 

The board also moved to withdraw the district from the Parkway West Career and Technology Center's Alternative Center for Education program. 

Superintendent Donna Milanovich said only seven Moon Area students are enrolled in the half-day program at a cost of $17,500 per pupil. Milanovich said four of those students are graduating seniors. 

"It's time for us to close the program and look for other alternatives for students," Milanovich said. 

The district also accepted a $75,000 scholarship contribution from Eckles Architecture & Engineering, one of the main contractors on the district's recently completed middle school renovation

Named for the firm's founder, the W.G. Eckles Engineering Scholarship will be awarded to students interested in studying engineering and architecture and is expected to be offered through 2027. 

Louisa December 04, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Nice going, the taxpayers are left holding the bag for the incompetent work that the old school board's contractors did on the ball fields. Instead of paying for change orders they should have announced they are suing the architect, contractors, and project managers.

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