LISBON — The Lisbon School Committee approved transferring up to $275,000 from regular instruction to facilities and transportation to cover overdrafts.

Superintendent Richard Green said the overages for facilities and transportation are due to overtime pay for drivers and custodians.

The regular instruction overdraft “was the result of the new contract having a higher increase in wages for our professional staff than what was originally budgeted,” Green said.

The committee conducted Green’s annual evaluation and issued his 2024-25 contract in a unanimous vote. Green’s 2023-24 salary of $125,940 increased by about 6.6% to $134,209.

Estimates for generators were received for the Gartley Street School and central office, Lisbon Community School and Philip W. Sugg Middle School. The cost for the middle school generator could be as high as $100,000 and Lisbon Community School, just shy of $300,000, Green said.

These expense would necessitate a vote to tap into capital reserve funds. With a pending addition to the middle school, the type of generator needed to serve the entire building would likely change, as would costs and possibly the location of the unit. Green suggested waiting until the addition is complete and waiting for a vote on Lisbon Community School’s generator.

The Gartley Street School and central office generator will be purchased with interest money that has accrued, he said.

In other news, the committee will soon choose a company to complete a project to replace public announcement and clock systems at Lisbon High School. Green said the systems are aging and systems at the middle school are just as old and may also need replacement soon.

The Lisbon Community School playground will be installed in July and 12 to 14 classrooms will have carpets removed over the summer break.

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