Carey school board approved the purchase of 5.7 acres of land at its Monday meeting.

The district is paying $22,000 to acquire the land, which is south of old railroad bed property that the district already owns, Superintendent Mike Wank said.

The land could be developed into a parking lot for the track and junior high football field, Wank said.

Separately, the board received an updated five-year financial forecast. Expenses are expected to exceed revenue by $322,738 in fiscal year 2018 and $763,918 in fiscal year 2019.

Separately, the board approved a $5,000 contract with Wadsworth and Associates for service on the heating and cooling controls the company installed in the new building.

Separately, the board approved a memorandum of understanding with Carey Police Department, which provides a part-time school resource officer at no cost to the district. Last school year was the district’s first with a school resource officer.

The board also approved an agreement Wyandot County Public Health to use the district’s “buildings, grounds, and equipment as a mass vaccination clinic in the time of an emergency.”