With a unanimous, 3-0, vote, the Centennial Operations Committee approved a plan that will allow the district to seek local non-profit organizations that will accept donated classroom furniture from and when the buildings are closed. The measure will now go before the school board at the June 12 meeting.
Assistant Superintendent Bill Gretton said he had gone through both buildings and made note of which items would be transferred to either or Davis Elementary. He said, in general, that most of the transferred furniture will come from Longstreth since it was in better shape than many of the Stackpole items.
The district assured the public that any donated items will still be in a usable, safe condition. Anything determined unsafe will be disposed.
Committee chair Kati Driban urged any district parents that are also involved with non-profit groups to contact the school district if they are interested in acquiring the items.
Monday night's meeting also approved bids for several projects, including:
- $229,750 to S & H Landscaping to repave the driveways at , and .
- $93,970.18 to Core BTS Inc. to provide an uninterrupted power supply for the schools. This is to ensure that in the event of a power failure, none of the systems are shut down in the few seconds before the generators activate.
- $7,616 to Tony Mastrocco, Jr. for assistance during the summer with moving items from the closing schools to McDonald and Davis.
- $9,663.75 to The Fulcrum Guy for a new diving board at Tennent.
- $9,500 to Mastercraft for refinishing the gym floor at Willow Dale.
- $9,595 to Snider & Associates for the installation of new playground equipment at Willow Dale. Members of the Home & School Association agreed to use their funds to purchase the equipment if the district paid for the installation.
- $5,600 to Reel Productions to record the June 15 graduation ceremony at William Tennent.