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Globe School board discusses fire safety at HDMS

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 13th, 2012

Globe — The Globe School District Board of Directors approved an emergency procurement of close to $30,000 to repair a fire suppression system and $1,200 per week for fire watch at the High Desert Middle School.

The eight-year-old system is no longer providing the water pressure necessary to operate the fire sprinkler system at the school. “You can have pressure one day and may not have it the next,” said Business Operations Manager Jennifer Kinnard.

Willing Service Corporation, who worked on the original system, will be paid $29,851.45 to repair the pump and controller.

Globe School Superintendent Jerry Jennex told the board that the company had submitted a bid while other companies either did not respond in a timely manner or came in with higher bids on the work.

In the meantime, Canyon Fire will be paid $1,200 per week to keep a water tanker on the property for fire watch.

In other business, Jennex told the board that he would like to see a new position created. The person he wants would serve as a liaison for Native American students through the JOM committee and provide assistance for students at risk of failing classes. They would be working with students from kindergarten through grade 12.

For the complete article see the 11-14-2012 issue.

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