Vans for special education students, playground equipment for the IMPACT classroom and replacing a heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit in the Nebraska City Middle School gym were among the topics discussed at the November Nebraska City Public School board  meeting.
Board members approved spending up to $18,000 to replace two vans in the district’s fleet that are used to transport special education students.
According to board member Jim Nemec, plans call for two vehicles to be scrapped and for two vehicles that are currently used for student transportation to be moved into the general district motor pool.
Board members also approved the purchase of playground equipment for the IMPACT classroom.
The equipment, which will be purchased from Creative Sites for $23,460, is expected to be delivered and installed by spring 2019.
The board also approved spending $21,696 to replace the HVAC unit, which is located in the physical education storage room at the middle school.
The cost includes an equipment discount and a full warranty on the unit.
Installation of the unit will be scheduled once it is delivered to the middle school.
Board members also discussed the renewal of a beverage contract for the district.
Pepsi won out over Coke for the five-year contract.