The Ketchikan School Board will vote on the purchase of a snowplow and security system Wednesday during its last meeting of 2015.
The Board will consider purchasing a new snowplow from a dealership in Anchorage. Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds Mike Williams says despite some recently mild winters, the two flatbed trucks purchased 15 years ago are in need of replacement. The approximately $41,000 plow would be used to clear school parking lots and nearby areas. Williams suggests replacing the Chevy trucks with a Ford after talking with the City of Ketchikan Public Works Department, which has been using the F-350 successfully for three years.
The Board also will consider a security camera contract for Ketchikan High School with RSA Engineering based out of Anchorage. Over the last 18 years, the high school has installed 30 cameras from multiple manufacturers with a variety of hardware. RSA’s proposal includes approximately 130 cameras with one video management system at the cost of nearly $37,000.
Also Wednesday the Board will consider budget transfers, new administrative software for the Special Education Department and an academic calendar for the 2016-2017 school year.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in Borough Assembly chambers in the White Cliff building. There is time reserved for public comment at the start and end of each meeting.