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New Boilers Coming to Brooks Elementary

The Moon Area School District will begin soliciting bids for a new boiler system.

The Moon Area School Board approved change orders for its middle school renovation project at an increased cost of $36,831.56. 

The district also moved to begin soliciting bids for a boiler replacement at its Brooks Elementary building. In addition, the board approved an inspection from the firm Essential Energy Solutions at a cost of $2,050, which will provide the district with suggestions for reducing its energy consumption. 

The board accepted a proposal from the firm Stewman Demographics, which will perform a study of pupil enrollment projections for the district. The effort is a part of the district's five-year strategic plan.

The organizational assessment will study demographics, future enrollment in Moon and Crescent as well as administrative functions in the district. 

The firm Stanec Architecture and Engineering will perform a study of elementary school facilities as apart of the effort. 

Teri Shaw November 21, 2012 at 01:49 PM
The board needs to stop wasting money on demographics and strategic plans. The district has many reports. They need to just re-district and this will even the buildings out.
Basel Masry November 21, 2012 at 02:29 PM
A redistricting plan will only work if the buildings are equivalent in functionality. This is why redistricting plan didn’t work in 2008 and any new redistricting plan will not work until this board brings all 5 elementary buildings up to the same standards. The $60,000 spent on these studies is a complete waste of our tax dollars. Imagine what kind of educational resources could be gained from that kind of money. There is a lot of misinformation and confusion on the number of empty classrooms in our elementary buildings. The board didn’t even know the correct number before voting on this. I can say that Allard and Bon Meade have no empty classrooms.
Teri Shaw November 21, 2012 at 03:52 PM
I disagree with you. The buildings functionality has nothing to do with redistricting. If I remember from the meetings a few years ago. The board at that time did not want to move the students until the 5th graders and all-day were completed. This was done this year. The board can re-district the students. The building upgrades can happen anytime. According to the test scores released last year the children are getting a great education in all buildings. I do agree with you that Allard and Hyde need upgrades. Also, I agree with you that this money spent could have been spend elsewhere. This board continues to waste money.
lynn November 22, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Only one board member, Mr.Testa, had the courage to stand up and vote against wasting taxpayer money on more studies. He also pointed out that the motions to approve spending $60,000 of taxpayer money weren't on the agenda posted to the public prior to the meeting, but were added secretly by the board majority right before the meeting started. Obviously Mrs.McCurdy and the other 7 board members were trying to hide this from the public. Thank you, Mr.Testa, for standing up for what's right, and for making the public aware of this.

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