School Board Addresses Many Issues

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By Pam Folse

After voting unanimously to put the matter on their meeting agenda, the St. James Parish School Board agreed to extend their heating, ventilation and air conditioning contract for three months. Siemen’s has maintained the school system’s HVAC equipment since 2014.

Siemen’s representative Thomas Adams said the company also added the board’s water treatment facilities and filters to the original contract. Board finance manager Jim Mitchell said the cost of continuing the contract is $41,782 per month. The contract will be renegotiated in three months to add all new HVAC equipment.

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