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Farmington R-7 approves new flooring, air conditioning for school buildings

The Farmington R-7 School Board was in session for its regular monthly meeting last night and a number of improvements for some of the district’s buildings were approved.

New flooring for Washington-Franklin and Jefferson Elementary schools, new windows and air-conditioning for Truman Auditorium as well as air-conditioning for the Middle and High School Gymnasiums were passed by the board.

Dr. W. L. Sanders, superintendent of the district, said that the work on the flooring, which is more than 20 years old, will begin soon.

“Carpet One was awarded the contract for the flooring replacement. They will begin work immediately. They will work be working around class times and during the evenings and weekends. The goal is to have all the flooring work finished by the beginning of second semester,” he said.

The contract for the air-conditioning work was awarded to Dutch Enterprises. Dr. Sanders stated that the board had originally approved new windows in Truman auditorium. Then they decided that the auditorium should be air-conditioned as well.

The board also heard reports on the work on “No Child Left Behind,” as well as the presentation of the “Heartland Hero” award to Janet Rickus. Rickus works at the St. Paul Lutheran School office in Farmington.

The board also approved the 2003-2004 Action Plan, which is a set of goals that Dr. Sanders has set for the school year.

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