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Board OKs spending on various services

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Looking to the new school term, the Parkland board has approved various major expenditures for services and purchases to benefit students, staff and buildings.

Salaries of the administrators who will continue to lead and guide Parkland in the next school year have been established.

Superintendent Richard Sniscak will receive $177,434; Assistant Superintendent Rodney Troutman, $158,135; Director of Business Administration John Vignone, $157,256; and Assistant to the Superintendent for Operations Tracy Smith, $140,324.

H.T. Lyons, Inc. received the contract for preventive maintenance of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems in district buildings for one year at $141,680.

For trash collection and recycling, the board renewed the contract of Advanced Disposal Services at $77,439 for one year which had no price increase over the previous term.

Simplex Grinnell of Allentown was awarded a bid of $50,79 for security camera equipment at six district schools.

“We want to monitor areas that are still in need,” Sniscak said. We want full sight lines.”

Simplex Grinnell also received a contract for alarm products in six district buildings at a cost of $48,528.

Two air conditioner compressors at the Schnecksville Elementary School will be replaced by H.T. Lyons at a cost of $34,995.

In the realm of technology, the board approved purchase of Airtame for high school classrooms at a cost of $23,650.

Smith explained Airtame is a device which allows the teacher or student to project from any computer in the classroom on to the white board at the front.

In another matter, the board approved prices for district meals when the new term begins.

These include elementary lunch, $2.60; secondary lunch, $2.85; adult lunch, $3.85; elementary breakfast, $1.40; secondary breakfast $1.60; adult breakfast $2.35; reduced price lunch 40 cents; and reduced price breakfast 30 cents.