New projects expected at Jamestown School

New projects expected at Jamestown School

February 27th, 2019 by Danisha Hogue in Local News

Jamestown School Board members Susan Borts, Dr. John Jones, Don Barbour and Stephen Derendinger at their Feb. 14, 2019, meeting.

Photo by Danisha Hogue /News Tribune.

JAMESTOWN, Mo. — Maintenance updates are scheduled for this summer at Jamestown School District, the school board was told during its Feb. 14 meeting.

New paint in the halls, power washing the gym and patching the roof as necessary are some of the items planned. Within the next five years, the district will be looking at a complete roof repair, the board was told.

"That's going to be a very large budget item," Superintendent Gretchen Guitard said.

A safety meeting before the board meeting had two vendors present reports on upcoming changes to the building. The district has been looking to update bells, doors, intercom systems, phones and servers.

Guitard told the board representatives from Midwest Computech from Columbia and Telecom from Jefferson City presented. Midwest Computech specializes in technology safety centered on firewalls, anti-virus software and cyberspace safety software. Telecom presented its report on doors, telephones, intercoms and cameras.

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Guitard said she recommends the school begin with doors for security purposes. The district plans to have an update completed before August.

New gutters will be added by the end of May. The district accepted a $6,000 bid from Natsch & Company from Jefferson City for steel gutters. The current gutters in the front of the building have developed leaks.

The district will switch 452 light bulbs from traditional to LED throughout the building. An Ameren Missouri BizSavers program grant was awarded for the project.

The board also learned PTO raised more than $700 with recycling and box tops.