By Richard Bammer
Kelly Bartel, assistant superintendent for business services, will inform the seven-member governing board that the state’s adopted budget means the district will receive $10.8 million because of an additional, one-time budget add-on for the 2015-16 year.
Nearly half the money will pay for technology upgrades for the 21,500 students enrolled at more than two dozen campuses, including several high schools. Additionally, the $5 million will pay for updated security and telephone systems.
Two million dollars are earmarked for upgrades to the Mary Bird Early Education Center, at 420 E. Tabor Ave., Fairfield. Beside general upgrades, the money would pay for an expanded play area and equipment; a bus drop-off area; new heating, ventilation and air conditioning; a new fire alarm system; and upgrades to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).