By CRISTINA JANNEY
The Hays USD 489 school district is ahead of schedule on its Oak Park Medical Complex renovation.
Matt Allen from Paul-Wertenberger Construction provided an update on the project to the school board at its meeting on Monday.
The complex is being renovated for use by Early Childhood Connections.
The district hopes to have the facility open in the fall, and Allen said the project is on track to do that.
The demolition is done on all four buildings in the complex.
Dry wall work is being done. Cabinets are also being refurbished or built for the complex.
Allen said he did not think the construction crews would be in building four until the middle of June, but workers will finish dry wall next week in that building.
Other summer capital projects
The board approved a project to re-key all the doors at Hays High School, Hays Middle School, Roosevelt Elementary and the new Early Childhood Connections building.
The district has received a $57,000 matching grant to replace interior door locks. The district’s match for the project will be $53,000.
Rusty Lindsay, buildings and grounds director, told the board at a previous meeting the current lock system is no longer secure because keys can be easily duplicated.
The board also approved a $96,600 bid from Brian’s Concrete Services of Hays for replacement of a portion of the concrete in the HHS parking lot. The district is scheduled to do a portion of the parking lot each year until all of the concrete has been replaced.
The board approved a revision to board policy that stipulated the board would be provided copies of administrators’ performance reviews before the board approved the administrators’ contracts. The section on vision and hearing screenings was also corrected.
An Administrative Handbook revision was approved to align with the number of crisis drills now required by the state.
In other business, the board
• Approved revisions to the Classified Handbook
• Approved the 2019-20 board meeting calendar
• Heard a report on workers compensation, cyber liability and property/casualty insurance