Catlin school improvements moving forward
CATLIN — District officials advanced several building improvement projects this week:
— Advanced Roofing of Champaign will remove and replace a leaking portion of the roof over the junior high gymnasium this summer for about $88,000. The work will be partly financed by a $50,000 school maintenance grant from the state.
Superintendent Gary Lewis said the company may replace a leaking portion of the roof over the junior high locker room at a cost of about $12,500, as well, if no complications arise during the bigger job.
— The school board voted to have Midwest Communications of Danville replace all the phones throughout the district at a cost of about $25,000, and to replace the 1980s-era public address system in both Catlin Grade School and Catlin High School at a combined cost of about $32,000.
— Central Illinois Window Tinting of Champaign will add a safety coating to the windows in the east wing of Catlin Grade School for about $6,700.
The board also voted increase student prices for hot lunches.
K-8 students will now pay $2.50 for a hot lunch. High school students will pay $2.75. That's an increase of 25 cents per meal for both groups.
Students receiving a reduced-price lunch will now pay $1.00 — about double the current price — for a hot lunch.
Adults will continue to be charged $3 for a hot lunch.