Petersburg School Board will meet Tuesday night to consider purchasing a bobcat for snow removal and approving a new calendar for the next school year.
The board will hear a presentation from Maintenance Director Aaron Buller who will go over the damages sustained to school district buildings this winter from snow and ice.
Insurance assessors came to town and documented the damages.
Repairs are estimated to cost about $245,000 total with a $10,000 deductible. It includes repairs to many different rooms and buildings. The areas that suffered the most were the roofs of the auditorium and the band room.
The bobcat is estimated to cost about $78,000. The school district’s old bobcat from 2011 is deemed inadequate with damaged suspension. The new one would have attachments for field mowing, track grading, and sidewalk clearing.
Also at the meeting, the school board will be reviewing the district’s COVID procedures that they approved last month. The topic is something that board members said they wanted to review regularly.
The meeting will start off with a presentation by Special Education Teacher Cyndy Fry, who will highlight the Shredsafe program that she and her students started in the High School Special Education Department.
The school board will also hear administrative reports from the superintendent, the principals, and the activities director.
The regular school board meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Petersburg High School library and via Ring Central video conferencing.
KFSK will be broadcasting the meeting live, so to listen to it, you can stream KFSK.org or tune in on your radio. To participate in the meeting, you will need to log in to RingCentral. Mail the district office before the meeting to get the password for the videoconference. Those email addresses are: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Or call the office at (877)-526-7656. KFSK will also be posting a recording of the meeting online later on.
Also, tune in to KFSK Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. for Campus Connection, a call-in with school district officials.
This story has been corrected to indicate the areas of school buildings that received the most damages–the auditorium and band room roofs.]