“It was spray-painted originally with some Spec Paint, (which) runs about $67 a gallon,” Green said. “And so it just becomes costly to repaint that.”
Several projects at the Dr. Andy Hall Early Childhood Center were also discussed Wednesday. They include a $25,000 effort to redo the blacktop on the playground areas, an $8,700 project to create a new bus lane, and $20,000 worth of tuckpointing work.
Green said 60 percent of the maintenance work at the Hall building could be paid for using Head Start grant money.
Other District 80 Board actions Wednesday included:
n Discussion of a possible project to replace the tablet devices being used by one grade level, which would cost about $80,000. Green said he would also like to establish a process for replacing tablets regularly for all the grade levels currently using them.
n Hearing of a report on the Head Start program.
n Discussion of late state payments. The state currently owes the district $520,000.
n Approval of the 2014-2015 School Calendar.