DEXTER - Seventy percent of the boiler replacement costs at Dexter Regional High School will be reimbursed through a state revolving loan fund, SAD 46 directors learned this week.
The district had tried to get the boiler replacement funded through the revolving loan fund about two years ago, but the request was denied, Superintendent Kevin Jordan said Friday.
Since the boiler work could not wait, the district went ahead with the project, funding the $241,852 cost through a bond process.
Because the project fit the revolving loan fund criteria, Jordan sought in July to get a reimbursement. He learned later that the funds were approved and the district will receive a reimbursement of $169,296 from the state.
Jordan expects the district's facilities committee will recommend using the $169,296 to fund the roof repair of the north academic wing at the high school, which is in serious need of repair.
In other business this week, directors revised the two budget questions to be decided at a special district budget meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at Dexter Regional High School.
The two funding questions that covered the expenses of the board of directors and principals were the only ones rejected by residents during a June 13 referendum vote.
Jordan said directors reduced the board of directors' account by $1,673 by removing funds for professional services. The total request now is $37,000, which is $895 less than was approved in 2005-2006, he said.
Directors also pared the principals' account by $10,896 leaving a total amount of $553,467. This reduction was made from salary changes and tuition reimbursement, according to Jordan.
Two new administrators were approved by directors.
Christopher Moreau, former assistant principal at Sumner High School in Sullivan, was hired as the assistant principal and athletic director at Dexter Regional High School. He was awarded a two-year contract, and his salary was set at $54,500. There were 13 candidates for the position and four were interviewed, Jordan said.
Juliana Richard, former principal of Valley Junior and High Schools in Bingham, was hired as principal of Dexter Middle School and Exeter Consolidated School.
She too, received a two-year contract and her salary was set at $62,000. Eight people applied for the position and three were interviewed, according to Jordan.
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