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Waynesboro School Board briefs

October 15, 2009

Two costly repairs needed at local schools



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Area School District learned this week about costly repairs needed at two elementary school buildings.

Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Adams said a rusty cooling tower at Fairview Elementary School and a condensing unit at Hooverville Elementary School are beyond repair.

If the equipment isn't fixed, the schools won't have air conditioning in the spring, Business Administrator Caroline Dean said.

The 22-year-old condensing unit leaked refrigerant twice this fall, at a rate that constitutes an Environmental Protection Agency violation, Adams said.

He said a new cooling tower would cost about $60,000 and the condensing unit about $75,000.

The school board asked administrators to present information next week about where the money would be found in the budget.

Unused items to be offered at public sale



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Furniture and equipment not used at Waynesboro Area Senior High School since the renovation will be part of a public sale being planned by the school district.

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Several old stoves and shelving units are being held in storage, Business Administrator Caroline Dean said.

Personnel from all schools already had an opportunity to go through the items, she said.

The school board authorized Dean to organize a sale, which she said likely will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on a Saturday.

- Jennifer Fitch

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