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|Adjustments to District 205 Budget Approved
|The budget for the Galesburg School District now has a new, substantial project included in it that was previously slated to be completed in a few years.
The District 205 School Board last night unanimously approved adjustments to the budget for the 2008-09 school year that includes about $1.8 million for removing and replacing asbestos ceiling and floor tiles in the high school learning center wing. Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Paul Woehlke showed the school board pictures of the tiles, which are water damaged and could fall at any time and result in the closure of the wing.
It's for that reason, and not necessarily an issue representatives with the state had with the district, that the project is being moved up. Woehlke says the situation with the state is now behind the school district.
"They came into the building for another purpose to inspect a different area where we were removing asbestos and they found indication of some cuts in asbestos ceiling tile, which they at first took to be recentcuts, and so they were basically threatening us. They wanted to know who was responsible for making those cuts. They were either going to go after the individual personally, as well as us an an organization."
Woehlke says school officials were able to persuade the inspector that it was not a recent cut, but rather, left over debris from a cut that appears to have been made seven or eight years ago.
Woehlke says another change between the tentative and final budget is a line item called "on behalf of payments," which wound up being $600,000 higher than the district anticipated. And in the transportation budget, the school board approved two additional designated hazardous transportation areas for the middle schools after parents complained that walking students were having to cross Henderson and East Main Streets. Woehlke says the state will reimburse the district 80 percent of the $100,000 cost next year for the three additional bus routes.
|09 08 08 by Newsroom
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