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Arcadia board considering window project

By ERIC SCHAADT
STAFF WRITER

ARCADIA — Coinciding with the start of another school year, the Arcadia school board on Wednesday was given an education on window replacement.

Capitol Window, based in Bellevue, presented options to the school board for replacing windows in the district’s buildings.

For years, the board has sought solutions for the aging windows, which allow heat to escape from classrooms. The wooden window frames are warped, according to Capitol Window representative Dave Burns.

The board will be given information on tinted windows and windows with blinds.

Summer or spring would be a good time to replace windows, when classes are not in session, Burns said. But winter work could be done, and students would be moved to other rooms while the job was underway.

Noise and dust during the project would not be a big problem, Burns said.

He also said the district could undertake the project in phases.

The company has installed windows at Hopewell-Loudon and Findlay.

No decision was reached Wednesday.

Separately, Arcadia principals reported a “smooth” start to the start of the new academic year.

Initial enrollment this week finds 586 students at Arcadia, compared to 592 last year, according to Superintendent Laurie Walles.

In other business, the school board:

  • Named Rick Ernest as its delegate to an Ohio School Boards Association fall meeting.
  • Is looking for additional substitute bus drivers.

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