Osakis School Board acts on air conditioning, bus garage, tennis courts

The significant school gym’s air conditioning is slated to be replaced as part of the 10-yr extensive-time period facility upkeep prepare accredited at the meeting.

Randy Bergquist

“We can have the gymnasium cooling included as element of prolonged-time period facility servicing if we phone it dehumidification, but if we call it air conditioning, it does not get protected,” reported district manager Randy Bergquist.

Bergquist reported the method was a short while ago reviewed and an offer of “all over $ 96,000” was acquired.

The fund’s current balance is almost $ 400,000, he said.

“I assume it could be completed ahead of the 1st day of faculty,” said Bergquist.

The faculty board also approved the development of a new bus garage, which opened on July 1st.

The garage will price tag around $ 2 million, with generate-by doors and gravel do the job costing an more $ 130,000.

It will be on Initial Avenue East in close proximity to Hurry Street, a number of blocks southeast of the school, land the school acquired in March.

The barn’s push-by way of doorways allow for buses to exit the barn devoid of a return vacation.

Board member Justin Dahlheimer claimed that whilst the doors price far more, they would decrease the threat of mishaps.

He additional that the doors have functions that would probable be additional anyway.

“Dollars is essential, but it can be also a large amount extra high-priced to arrive back again and correct one thing that you may want to enhance in the upcoming,” said Dahlheimer.

The facility will offer place for 15 buses and a few vans, together with washing and maintenance bays and storage locations.

The school board also accredited a prepare to incorporate five new tennis courts to the present 3.

The undertaking would value “approximately $ 800,000,” explained Dahlheimer.

Bergquist stated the expanded courts “would be truly excellent for the community” and that everybody would be no cost to engage in tennis or pickleball on them. The pickleball courts would also have been extra.

Tennis tournaments would also carry people today into the community who would also patronize community enterprises, he stated.

Bergquist reported the district will not call for the wearing of masks when faculty resumes this 12 months.

He additional that if their children’s mothers and fathers experience they need to have to put on the masks, “which is perfectly high-quality. We will not likely be ashamed of ourselves with masks.”

Bergquist said the mother and father contacted the district by way of a survey on the challenge.

“(They) reported they ended up accomplished with the masks, and to be sincere, I’m done with the masks as well,” he mentioned.

Bergquist claimed if Governor Tim Walz re-mandates the wearing of masks, the district will need to have to rethink the situation.

“But I assume we have a very good strategy of action,” he explained.