Northwest Allen County Schools is already preparing for summer capital projects.

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Northwest Allen County Schools is already preparing for summer capital projects.

The district expects to schedule roughly $800,000 worth of heating and air conditioning related projects over the summer months. The school board last week approved of hiring Primary Engineering, of Fort Wayne, to complete the budgeted work. Primary’s engineering services will cost $61,790.

In addition, the board approved publishing a legal ad for bids for a new chiller for Carroll High School. A chiller is estimated to cost about $240,000, said William Mallers, NWACS business manager.

“This will replace one of four chillers at the high school,” he said.

Bids will be due 11 a.m. March 13.

In other business, board members approved accepting a $42,340 planning grant from the Lilly Foundation.

The grant will be used, over two years, for K-12 career counseling planning, Superintendent Chris Himsel said. “The grant is an opportunity to get everyone together,” Himsel said of the guidance counseling staff.

The local staff will spend time learning and planning how to better serve students from a career counseling perspective, he said.

Also, board members accepted two grants from local parent teacher organizations: $1,000 from Perry Hill PTO and $4,000 from Cedar Canyon PTO.

(Read the full report on this meeting at kpcnews.com.)