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Pettisville Schools To End Year In Black

The Pettisville School District will end the fiscal year in the black, said Chris Lee, district treasurer.

At the Monday, Sept. 9 school board meeting, Lee presented documents showing the district should end the 2019-20 school year with a healthy surplus.

Lee said general fund revenue should total $8.1 million, and the total for all funds should be $11.35 million.

Appropriations for the general fund total $6.2 million and for all funds total $7.8 million, allowing a carryover of more than $3 million.


In his report, Steve Switzer, superintendent, discussed the district wind turbine.

The turbine has been down since it was damaged in a storm on July 2. The problem was diagnosed as a faulty controller, and the district had to wait for that part to be delivered.

It arrived on August 30.

Mike Zimmerman, technology coordinator, installed it, saving the district $1500.

After it was installed, it was determined that the turbine also had a faulty sensor relating to the blade braking system. That part should be delivered in about two weeks, said Switzer.

It, too, will be installed by Zimmerman.

“Our turbine was manufactured in the USA using specifications for the Danish made Norwin 750,” Switzer said. “As such, many parts are proprietary and come from Denmark.”

Security System

Switzer also said there could be a delay in upgrading the district security system.

District officials submitted a grant to the Bureau of Workers Compensation and is waiting to hear if it is approved.

If approved, the district will have to wait until the $40,000 in grant money is received and in the school account before it can commit to order the upgrades.

“Our timeline may be later than expected,” Switzer said.

The next meeting is Monday, Oct. 14, 7 pm, in the school conference room.