The Chadron school board has decided to spend $7,500 plus expenses to bring in an expert consultant to determine while the rooftop HVAC system at the Primary School doesn’t work properly.
The district recently had Farris Engineering of Scottsbluff review the system and equipment from international conglomerate LG, but the firm found no design flaws and thought some problems might be software issues.
Farris recommended bringing in David Powers, describing him as the man that LG itself calls for troubleshooting or tricky installations.
Board members Tye Pourier and Boone Huffman both said $7,500 is a lot to spend with no guarantee of fixing the problems, that the district needs answers and it could turn out to be the best $7,500 the district has spent.
Superintendent Ginger Meyer agreed, saying the Chadron district has already spent a lot of money on a variety of fixes that haven’t worked – adding that all of the district’s building have HVAC issues of varying degrees.
Meyer also said Chadron isn’t the only district struggling with the newest infrastructure technology, recounting that her old district had similar problems with an HVAC system by a different manufacturer for several years – and is still trying to fix it.