COLUMBUS -- New purchases have been approved for Lakeview Community Schools.

Buying new equipment for the kitchen at the junior/senior high school and vehicles for the district were given the green light Monday by the board of education.

The purchases include a dishwasher for about $24,000 and an oven for $6,000. The board also approved spending $21,000 on a minivan for use with the special education department, $30,000 12-person passenger van for district use and a maintenance trailer for $8,000.

Also during the meeting, the board gave its authorization to go out for bid for a lagoon project at the junior/senior high school.

The lagoon at the school is faulty because it has a crack in it. Though the district doesn’t have to fix the issue immediately, Superintendent Aaron Plas said they do need to take care of the issue.

“We are not under administrative order to do it, but we have got to get on it,” Plas said.

If the project receives state approval, a new lagoon should be put in this summer.

In other action, the board OK’d:

• resignations of Sylvia Walters, special education department at Platte Center; Joe Madden, speech pathologist at Platte Center/Lakeview; Andrew Glause, junior high social studies; and Tammi Peters, part-time paraeducator at Shell Creek.

• hiring Roberto Castillo, assistant boys soccer coach, and Ray Wagner, assistant track coach.

• the 2018-2019 school calendar.

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