Princeton Board of Education considers architectural firm for elementary building expansion

The Princeton Board of Education met with Members of Ellison and Auxier architectural firm as they are considering an addition to the existing elementary building that possibly could include rooms for pre-school, special education, band, art, and weights.

The school board is to continue working during the next few weeks to finalize a proposal to be presented to voters for what’s called a no tax increase bond issue in April.

A contract with Ellison and Auxier for architectural services was tabled because the final draft was not ready, with the board to vote on the contract at its December meeting.

The board plans a work session for facility planning the evening of November 22nd at 5:30 at the high school library.

A bid from Nelson Heating and Electric of Bethany was approved for the mechanical portion of a heating, ventilation, and cooling unit to be replaced at the Stacy Center. The bid was slightly over $26,000. The unit supplies the locker rooms, foyer, offices, and storage area.

The board approved the only snow removal bid from Mason and Son at a charge of $300 dollars for each occurrence.

The school administration is to look at options to improve exterior lighting at the elementary school.

A surplus auction on the website generated over $6,500.

The board accepted resignations of Paraprofessional Carol Fuhrman and school improvement team member Ila Rae Easter. Jamie Power was employed as a paraprofessional.

Persons wishing to run for the Princeton Board of Education can file at the school December 13th through January 17th. There are three terms to fill.

A rough draft of an audit for last school year was presented by Mark Higgins of Conrad and Higgins LLC. The school board is to approve the final draft at its December meeting.