The Sayre Area School District will open bids Friday for planned parking lot restorations at Sayre High School and H. Austin Snyder Elementary School, officials said Monday.

Officials have also begun pricing out a replacement for a dewatering pump that keeps a parking area at the high school dry, business manager Samuel Moore told members of the district's board of education at Monday's work session.

The current pump has operated continuously for over 15 years and, as a result of aging, pumps out fewer gallons of water than its original capacity, Moore said. Originally, the pump removed 450 gallons of water per hour, but that figure has dropped to about 150 gallons, he said.

The pump "definitely has to be changed out," Moore said.

The board, Monday, also discussed several activities occurring around the district in April. The district will hold an appreciation banquet at the high school April 17 for custodians, maintenance workers, secretaries, aides, bus drivers, crossing guards, cafeteria workers, Redskin Club members and district volunteers, said board member Ron Cole.

In addition, the Redskin Club will hold its third annual electronics recycling drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20 in the high school's Brock Street parking lot. The following Thursday, members of the high school forensics team will perform at the Sayre Public Library.

At the next meeting, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 15, the board is scheduled to adopt the Northern Tier Career Center budget for the 2013-14 school year. Sayre's portion of the budget increased slightly because the district is sending more students to the program this year than it has in years past, said board member Kevin Brown.

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