PIEDMONT -- Students will be adequately warmed or cooled when they re-enter school this fall.
The Piedmont school board held a special public meeting at 6 p.m. last week to expedite the installation of new heating air-conditioning systems at four of Piedmont's five schools -- Wildwood, Beach, Piedmont Middle School and Piedmont High.
A special resolution was cast to allow Kevin Sullivan Heating and Air to do the work without a formal public bidding process. At a previous meeting, Superintendent Connie Hubbard explained that Sullivan was the lowest bidder for the project, which must be completed before school starts to avoid major disruption to students.
There was no public opposition at the special meeting.
Replacement of the HVAC units was postponed during seismic upgrades on the schools until the district had verified it had sufficient money to do the repairs, estimated at $373,000.
At its regular 7 p.m. meeting on July 11 the board, with trustee Roy Tolles absent, voted for Rick Raushenbush as president and board newcomer Andrea Swenson as vice-president. The two will serve through July 2013. Hubbard will continue to serve as recording secretary.
The board reviewed the assignments for each member to serve on various organizations and committees, such as the diversity and budget advisory committees. For a complete list of members' assignments, go to www.piedmont.k12.ca.us.
"David will finish out all the project budgets and help us determine how to use any leftover funds," Hubbard said.
The school board will take a summer recess and not meet again until Aug. 22.