Princeton Board of Education chooses architectural firm to develop plans for bond proposal

The Princeton Board of Education has selected the architectural firm Ellison-Auxier from St. Joseph to assist the district in developing plans for a possible no-tax increase bond issue proposal in April.

It was noted two recent projects by Ellison-Auxier are the Geyer Hall renovations at North Central Missouri College in Trenton and the new middle school at Bethany.

The cost for the engineering services is to be negotiated.

Projects to be considered are leveling the grounds on the Princeton campus; parking; and additions at the elementary building for a pre-school, band room, and art room. Other potential projects are a weight room and football field bleachers.

Bids are to be sought for the mechanical portion of a heating, ventilation, and cooling unit to be replaced at the Stacy Center. The lone mechanical bid was rejected and bids for the controls for the unit have been tabled until after mechanical bids are received.

The district is to purchase a lawn mower for the school grounds beginning next Spring. The service currently is contracted but the district plans to mow the grass.

A surplus auction begins Friday on the website

No classes will be held at Princeton Thursday, October 20 for parent-teacher conferences which will be held from1 to 7 p.m. and no classes October 21. No classes will be held on Monday, October 24 due to a teacher in-service day.

There was no action following a closed session for real estate and personnel matters.