STRATFORD - At their June meeting Wednesday evening, members of the Stratford board of education reviewed end-of-year information on a variety of topics, heard updates on the lighting replacement project and other summer maintenance needs at the school, and reviewed ELC and after school rates.
School Superintendent Sarah Binder told the board that the lighting replacement project is well underway. Old lights and fans have been removed, the contractor is replacing damaged ceiling tiles, and painting should begin this week. It is likely that the project will be completed much ahead of schedule.
Pipe replacement in the gym wing has been completed, but a few minor leaks have shown up in the elementary wing. The contractor is preparing a bid to replace that pipe. The board approved the completion of that work this summer, with the contractor estimating he can start work on it July 9.
The board also heard an update on progress with the tennis court project in honor of Martha Simonson. Fence materials have been ordered, to be installed as soon as possible. Then the court can be refinished. Binder is researching signs for the court.
Also on Wednesday, the board reviewed fees for the Early Learning Center and voted to increase drop-in rates from $3.75 to $4 per hour. The fee for the after school program will also increase $1 per day for the 3 to 6 p.m. timeframe, from $4 to $5.
The only increase in fees for the new school year will be the cost of lunch going from $2.15 to $2.25 for students and $3.00 to $3.10 for adults. Tentative school registration dates for the 2012-13 school year are Aug. 7 and 8.
Binder reported that the extended year summer program began on June 6. It is a very good summer, she said, with good participation.
In other business Wednesday, the board:
Heard a report that annual preventive maintenance is underway on the school's buses.
Approved purchasing a good used car to replace the school's 1995 van with 110,000 miles.
Acknowledged a monetary gift to the school from the Stratford Alumni Association, to be used as needed.