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Parents to weigh in on football

Staff writer

Residents of the Centre school district will be asked to express their opinions about remaining in six-player football or moving to eight-player football for 2024 and 2025.

At their meeting Monday night, school board members scheduled a public meeting on the topic for 7 p.m. July 24 in the district’s music room.

The biggest consideration will be the number of players available.

They also will hear about junior high football possibly seeking to field a joint team with Herington or Marion.

In other business Monday, the school board reviewed a floor plan for an approved day care building.

After deciding on locations of bathrooms, a shower room, an office, and a mechanical room, they approved additional expenditures of $406,661.89, including cost of water, sewer, and electric service along with a fiberglass shower and an office.

Ceiling height will be increased from 8 feet to 10 feet.

Bids on football field lighting were opened. They included a $200,000 bid for new poles and installation, a bid for just lights of $29,280, and bids for installation alone for $16,950 and $14,000.

The board agreed that the first bid was too expensive, but most members thought the project should be bid as a complete package — lights plus installation minus new poles.

All bids were rejected. and the project will be rebid, with new bids due July 24.

Last modified July 13, 2023