USD 410 board expands vehicle fleet

USD 410 Board of Educa­tion approved the addition of two vehicles to its fleet at the Nov. 13 regular meeting.

The first, a 2018 10-passenger Ford K1ZO van, will be purchased for $27,741 from Hillsboro Ford, the only bid submitted on time.

Prior to the vote, board member Rod Koons asked whether Superintendent Max Heinrich had checked the state bid list, to which Heinrich said he had not.

Koons said it might be worth looking at the cost there for comparison.

In response, board member Jared Jost told Hein­richs, “I sure appreciated your hometown buying.”

The second vehicle approved is a 2019 C2 model 47-passenger Blue Bird bus with air conditioning for $87,099 from Kansas Truck & Equipment in Wichita.

Heinrichs presented information and projected costs for installing an elevator for the Hillsboro High School building for handicap accessibility.

He said the cost would be in the range of about $85,000 and he’ll bring a specific proposal to the next regular meeting.

Donna Fadenrecht, on behalf of Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk and Loyd, presented the district’s financial audi for fiscal year 2017. No problems were revealed in the audit.

“All prior year points were cleared and you have no current year points,” Fadenrecht told the board.

Heinrichs highlighted the 2017-18 state of the district report for the board.

The board also:

• approved the resignations of Teresa Bernhardt as food service coordinator, effective Feb. 22, 2018, and Harris R. Ewert as maintenance staff, effective Dec. 29.

• approved the hire of Molly Dillion as Head Start family advocate at $13 per hour, with a 50-cent increase each semester, beginning at the end of the 2018 spring semester, until her pay reaches $15 per hour.

• approved a supplemental contract for Len Coryea as Hillsboro Middle School assistant track coach for 2017-18.

• met in executive session to evaluate the superintendent.

Board member Kim Klein attended the meeting via phone conference.