A new boiler for Boonsboro High School, asbestos abatement at Clear Spring Elementary School and new gym bleachers at Hancock Middle-Senior High School were approved Tuesday by the Washington County Board of Education.
The School Board approved $294,704 worth of capital improvements in three separate contracts.
Of seven bids on the boiler, Fridinger-Ritchie of Hagerstown submitted the low bid of $173,904, according to Director of Facilities Management Dennis McGee. The state is paying 65 percent of that project's cost, he said.
The state is paying the entire cost of the new bleachers, which will meet modern building codes and the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Modern Door and Equipment Inc. of White Plains, Md., submitted the low bid, $38,400.
Environmental & Demolition Services Inc. of Sandy Spring submitted the lowest of eight bids for the asbestos removal, at $82,400.
The purchase of 17 new school buses and trade-in of 14 used ones got approval Monday from the Washington County Board of Education.