During the October board meeting, the Webster Parish School Board approved a number of expenditures to help maintain and improve campuses across Webster Parish.
The Consolidated District #3 Maintenance Fund will be used to purchase four HALO Multi Sensors from Homeland Safety Systems for $9,144.85 to be used at Lakeside Jr/Sr High. The same fund will be used to purchase Video Management Servers for the SROs (school resource officers) at Lakeside Jr/Sr High and Central Elementary for $6,024.96 each.
The Cotton Valley Maintenance Fund will be used to purchase a Video Management Server for the SRO at North Webster Upper Elementary from Homeland Safety Systems for $6,024.96.
Doyline High’s SRO will also be getting a Video Management Server from Homeland Safety Systems for $6,024.96. They will be able to pay two invoices from Mechanical Concepts for replacing a defective condensate pump ($4,269.88) and replacing a Dakin Compressor, Inverter board, and Control Box ($6,843.76). All of Doyline’s expenditures will be paid out of the Doyline Maintenance Fund.
Phillips Elementary, Jones Elementary, and Richardson Elementary will be installing Video Management Servers from Homeland Safety Systems for the use of their SROs as well. With each system costing $6,024.96, the total of $18,074.88 will be paid out of the District #6 ½ Cent Sales Tax Fund. Phillips Elementary will also be upgrading all of their security cameras. The total price from Homeland Safety Systems is $128,073.22, and it will be paid for out of the same fund.
Using the District #6 ½ Cent Sales Tax Fund, Webster Jr High will be paying invoices for repairs at the school. Mechanical Cooling Services will be paid $5,500 for a variable frequency drive controller, Lone Star Communications will be paid $5,635.05 for a fire alarm repair, and Mechanical Concepts will be paid $2,868 for an evaporator coil replacement.
The District #6 ½ Cent Sales Tax Fund will also be used to pay invoices for repairs at Minden High. Johnson Controls will receive $3,734.67 for repairs to AHU 4 and AHU 8 as well as $8,457.29 for motor repairs to AHU 18. Fitzgerald Contractors will be paid $2,044.13 for repairing a water leak at the football stadium.
The Shongaloo Building Fund will be used to purchase a Video Management Server for the SRO at North Webster Lower Elementary from Homeland Safety Systems for $6,024.96.
Browning Elementary, Brown Upper Elementary, and North Webster High will each be getting Video Management Servers for their SROs as well. Each one costs $6,024.96, for a total of $18,074.88 to be paid out of the Springhill Maintenance Fund.
Using the Springhill Maintenance Fund, Abatement Services will be paid $4,320 to remove and dispose of asbestos from the classroom being renovated at Browning Elementary, and Altec Environmental will be paid $2,823.89 for air monitoring and sampling during the asbestos abatement.
North Webster High will use the Springhill Maintenance Fund to pay an invoice from Mechanical Cooling Services in the amount of $3,600 for replacing two compressors. The fund will also be used to pay Turf and Landscape Solutions $1,700 for turf maintenance on the football, baseball, and softball fields at North Webster High. Turf and Landscape Solutions will also be receiving $10,000 for lawn care maintenance on those fields.
The Webster Parish School Board continually seeks to improve and maintain our campuses across the parish to give students excellent environments to learn in. School board meetings are open to the public. The next meeting will be held at the school board office on November 7 at 6 p.m.