Danville District 118 School officials and the City of Danville are trying to figure out how to solve a sanitary sewer line problem underneath Garfield Elementary School. Assistant Superintendent John Hart says the City discovered the line which was built out of bricks in the 1930s is caving in. It needs to be fixed but the area of the cave in is underneath where the school’s gymnasium and cafeteria were built.
‘’It looks like it will be a big repair,’’ Hart said Friday. And any part that is on school property will be at the expense of the school district.
Although the school has not experienced any noticeable problems with the collapse, Hart says it needs to be fixed. ‘’Hopefully it’s a quick and easy fix,’’ he added.
Also at their meeting on Wednesday, December 19th, Danville School Board members are looking to fill the position of STEM coach. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
And the school board is expected to renew its contract with First Student Transportation for bus service. Under the new 2 year contract the district will see transportation costs rise by a little under two-percent. Assistant Superintendent Hart says First Student was the low-bidder among five companies that bid on the service. First Student is the company that District 118 and some other area school districts currently use to transport students.