HANNIBAL | The annual audit of the Hannibal School District was to have begun this week, but with the air conditioning in the administrative offices located in the lower level of Korf Gym still not fully functional the decision was made to reschedule.
“Being completely honest I would much rather them (auditors) be cool and happy so we are pushing it back,” said school district Business Manager Rich Stilley during last week's meeting of the Hannibal Board of Education.
Aside from the air conditioning, renovation work at Korf Gymnasium is progressing, according to Stilley.
“All the mechanicals will be finished by July 28,” he said. “I would expect that we will have complete air conditioning in our (district administrative) office somewhere around Aug. 1. Everything will be available in the gym by Aug. 10.”
At the middle school, renovation work is nearing completion.
“The HVAC work is pretty much done. The electrical work will be finished by July 31,” Stilley said. “The (middle school's) administrative offices will be available by Aug. 10. All of the lighting should be done this week (of July 12).”
Stilley noted that cleaning on the middle school's second floor is expected to begin the week of July 20.
“I am really happy with that,” he said.
In the 1988 addition of the high school work is wrapping up.
“If you walked through the cafeteria this week you would have known there is new air (conditioning) because it was almost cold,” Stilley said. “They are just finishing up the drywall in the handicap restroom on the first floor.
“Again, we are close (to completion).”
Overall, Phase 2 of the school district's multimillion dollar renovation project should be completed by Aug. 26 when the school year is scheduled to begin.
“If there is any blessing to be had with COVID it is that we got started early,” Stilley said. “I am amazingly pleased with where we are.”