Buckeye Schools Get New HVAC Systems | Local news

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP – The Buckeye Local Schools Board of Education approved the installation of new heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems for all four schools in the district at the board meeting on Tuesday evening.

The resolution skipped a competitive bid due to the urgent need to install and included a $ 1.5 million contract with Plug Smart, an Ohio-based energy services company, to carry out the work. According to the resolution, the project is partially funded by the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief.

The work includes the installation of mini-split ductless cooling units and electrical upgrades required for the new equipment, as well as related components to improve air quality and energy efficiency.

“It’s part of the strategy to fight COVID-19 in our schools,” said Superintendent Patrick Colucci.

In other transactions, the board of directors has:

• Approved a resolution for Buckeye Local Schools to approve the temporary employment of substitute teachers who do not have a post-secondary degree if necessary, provided all other applicable requirements are met, at a daily rate of $ 110 effective immediately through June 30, 2022 .

• The adult breakfast price increased 50 cents to $ 2.50 and the adult meal price increased from $ 3.75 to $ 4.75.

• Approved the food service supervisor’s recommendation for a one-time grant of $ 250 for each of the 13 food service employees.

“These employees are being recognized for their service during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the Buckeye students receive nutritious meals,” said Colucci. “These grants are paid out of the nonprofit catering account in accordance with the guidelines of the Office of Child Nutrition of the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Child Nutrition.”

• Voted to allow Chris Juncker and Beth Simpson to assist with the boys ‘and girls’ athletic teams starting February 21, 2022 with a salary of $ 3,850 each.

• District Student of November Honors: Hunter Cusano, Edgewood High; Chase Grose, Braden Mitte; Jack Oliver, Kingsville Elementary School; and Lydia Huntley, Ridgeview Elementary School.

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