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The Clinton Board of Education is considering ways to cool the high school gymnasium.

At their regular monthly meeting last night, the Clinton Board of Education discussed an air conditioning proposal from Ruyle Mechanical or bringing back to life the air handling units that hang from the ceiling. Dr. Jeff Holmes had the Board discuss those two options. He explains Ruyle came back with a bid of $205-thousand to air condition the air.[audio:gymair1.mp3] [/audio]

Board President Buck Carter explains there are three units in the gym, however, only one works. He says Ruyle can also come in and diagnose the problems and give an estimate for what it would cost to fix them. That would cost almost $52-hundred.

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Board member Rod Wertz felt it would be wise to first spend the $52-hundred dollars on diagnosing the problem since one currently works and the gym has been using one for several years.

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The Board decided to go forward with bringing Ruyle in to diagnose the problems with the two air handling units currently not working and to accept an estimate for what it will cost to fix the problems before spending $200-thousand on air conditioning.

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