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New boilers planned for CKJH

A recommendation to purchase new boilers for Central Kitsap Junior High is expected to be presented at the next school board meeting, facilities director Richard Best told CKSD board members Wednesday.

The boiler, a 46-year-old fire-tube model original to the building, failed recently, which caused classes to be cancelled at the school Jan. 21.

“This is a six-figure project,” Best said, that would require the purchase of three or four smaller boilers and redesigning the pipe system in the building. While it is easy to move the new boilers to a new school building, the money invested into the design and new piping would be lost he said. Similar repairs were made to the boiler last summer and officials expect the problems to become more frequent.

“What we have to look at is what other projects aren’t we going to be able to do,” said Cathy Davidson, CK superintendent.

The next regular board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Jenne Wright Administration Building.

Board members also approved the revision of policies concerning accountability goals, district attendance area transfers, release of resident students, non-resident students and compensation.

Under the revised policy non-resident students may attend the school or the school in the K-12 continuum their parent works in. This only applies to school district employees working in a specific school.

The board also:

l Approved field trips for the Olympic, Klahowya, and Central Kitsap High Schools’ Japan Club and Olympic High School bands and choirs to attend the Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim, Calif.

l Had a first reading of revised board policies concerning contracts.

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