A bid of $248,000 was accepted for a chiller and cooling tower project. Officials said in a document that the project, to be completed by Musser Mechanical Inc. in Mercersburg, Pa., is a replacement unit for the tower at Marshall Street School. Work is expected to be completed by August.
A bid of about $300,000 was accepted for the inspection, installation, repair and maintenance of closed circuit television digital video camera surveillance systems. Hagerstown-based Atlantic Security Systems Inc. has been hired to do the work.
More than $75,000 was approved to be spent on maintenance and operations equipment. The contract provides building and grounds maintenance equipment this summer for the three elementary schools currently under construction - Rockland Woods, Pangborn and Maugansville.
About $20,154 was approved to be spent on a kiln, and another $38,305 will be spent on metal storage shelving.
Board approves textbook purchase
Washington County Public Schools middle school students will receive more than $500,000 in new English textbooks.
The Board of Education approved the purchase Tuesday 6-0, with Board Member Bernadette M. Wagner absent.
Board President Roxanne R. Ober said the books now being used are about 14 years old.
Community use of school facilities to be discussed
The Washington County Board of Education will hold a roundtable discussion Tuesday night about the community use of school facilities.
The discussion will be at 6:30 p.m. at South Hagerstown High School.
Board President Roxanne R. Ober said some residents have requested that the schools' gymnasiums be more available to the public.