WEST PARIS — SAD 17 directors were told at their meeting Monday night that building and facilities projects in the eight towns are nearing completion and are underbudget.

“We’ve done pretty well,” Business Manager Cathy Coffey said.

Voters approved a $1.25 million bond in June. So far, bids total $1.17 million. All but the bid for the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School track work have been received.

Facilities Director Nelson Baillargeon told directors meeting at the Agnes Gray Elementary School that the Waterford Elementary School roof job is expected to begin next week, and the new bleachers at the football field will be installed this month.

New roofs at Oxford Elementary School in Oxford and Guy E. Rowe Elementary School in Norway are finished. Both are expected to last for at least 40 years, according to an inspector, and have 20-year warranties.

Work on the Harrison Elementary School roof is expected to be completed in a day or two, Baillargeon said.

At the Agnes Gray School, installing a bus loop, adding parking spaces and rebuilding a basketball court are well underway, he said. The bus loop is expected to be completed this week.

Tennis courts at the high school have been resurfaced.

In other news, directors approved:

• Stipends for department heads, team and club advisers, and curriculum coordinating councils;

• The nomination of Maria Epelse as Spanish teacher at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School;

• A field trip for the high school and Oxford Hills Technical School marine biology students to the New England Aquarium in Boston;

• Acceptance of an anonymous donation of $5,500 for Oxford Elementary School for a sixth-grade field trip to Schoodic Institute and the Hey You Cruise; and 

• Bids for a new John Deere tractor that will be used year-round, new copiers, air filter, an auto scrubber for the high school floors, skylight fall protectors for the Paris Elementary School and a steamer for the Food Service Department.

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