School District Seeking Bids For New Gym Floor

Meeting Thursday night, the District #18 Board of Education gave Superintendent Dan Polk the ‘go-ahead’ to seek bids for the replacement of the gym floor in the school’s gymnasium.
Come January or possibly February 2015, the school board will decide whether or not to pursue replacement of the gym floor.
During the superintendent’s report, Polk told board members a representative from Midwest Flooring has been to the school and examined the gym floor. He said the representative told him there is enough floor remaining that it can be sanded down one more time and treated. So, the decision before the board is whether or not to expend the funds to sand the floor, etc., or to use those funds towards the purchase of a new gym floor.
Board member Stan Heithoff said there are numerous “dead spots” in the gym floor which need to be fixed on the 40-year-old floor which was installed when the gymnasium was constructed in the 1970s. Polk said to sand and fix the dead spots could be thought of as a “bandaid”. He estimated that if the repairs are completed, the school district still has a 40-year old gym floor which will someday need to be replaced.

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