Lake-Lehman School Board seeks to purchase passenger vans

By Eileen Godin - | August 16th, 2016 12:12 pm

LEHMAN TWP. — Lake-Lehman School Board announced plans to sell and purchase district vehicles in preparation for the 2016-17 school year.

The school board authorized a motion to seek bids for the purchase of two 2016 seven-passenger and two nine-passenger vehicles effective, Tuesday, Aug. 16, school superintendent James E. McGovern said at Monday’s board meeting.

“The vehicles will be used for learning support services,” he said.

The district already has two seven-passenger and two nine-passenger vans in its fleet.

The older vans will be used for athletics, McGovern said.

“Instead of trading them in, we could probably get a few extra years out of them and save a tremendous amount of money on extra-curricular activities instead of using a bus,” he said. “We could save about $200 to $250 a run.”

Also, the district will put up for bid an 18-foot concession trailer and its contents, which include LP cooking appliances, a double-basket deep fryer, range, grill, microwave oven, refrigerator and chest freezer.

Other items authorized for sale, but not included in the sale of the trailer, are two six-burner LP cooktops, one LP double basket fryer and various stainless steel tables.

In other news, the school board members authorized School Webmaster of Masa, Arizona to redesign the district’s website for a one-time fee of $3,127 and an annual hosting fee of $1,788.

Also, the district received the donation of over 200 backpacks for distribution to students at Lehman-Jackson, Lake-Noxen and Ross elementary schools, school board member Karen Masters said.

Lake-Noxen Elementary distributed its portion of the backpacks Friday, said Mary Jo Casaldi, secretary to the superintendent.

The next Lake-Lehman School Board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in the library of the high school.

By Eileen Godin

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