Medora school officials share completed projects


Stretching $120,000 over a couple of years, Medora Community School Corp. officials were able to have a variety of projects completed at the school.

In July 2015, the corporation received that money through a refinance and put it into a construction fund.

With the work done over the summer, all of the money now has been spent.

Superintendent Roger Bane recently presented an outline of the completed projects to the board of trustees.

“We did a lot of work with that $120,000 and all things that we needed to get done,” Bane said. “We just wish we had another $120,000.”

From July to December 2015, the most expensive project was installing lockers in the girls locker room, which cost $22,830.

Also, replacing outside doors — teacher entrance, kitchen door/canopy, front entrance and glass for a side door — cost $17,426; building a storage garage across the street from the school cost $16,650; and an automated power system for the bleachers in the gymnasium cost $10,529.

“Our bleachers in the gym, those were original that we used to pull out with the sticks,” Bane said. “They had never been automated.”

All of the other projects in 2015 were under $10,000. They included electric hoists for the basketball goals and clock controller and light sets for the gymnasium; downspout drain lines to the ditch, wireless upgrades and concrete work for the shop parking lot, flagpole area and main entrance sidewalk for the junior-senior high school; three copy machines for the junior-senior high school and corporation office; and security camera upgrades for the server.

In 2016, the gymnasium was painted; concrete work was done on the bell area outside the main entrance and the storage building; and the senior picture frames in the lobby were updated.

Also last year, partitions were added in the girls restroom and locker room near the gymnasium; the boys and girls restrooms were painted; and the teacher and gymnasium parking lots were striped.

This summer, plumbing work was done, and the office, science room, coaches office, weight room and outdoor basketball court were painted.

The projects completed in 2016 and this summer were under $10,000 each.