The Northwest Allen County Schools board approved a resolution to use $3,000 in emergency funds to repair a boiler in the districts natatorium.
Superintendent Chris Himsel said the district has set aside money in its capital projects fund for emergencies such as this. Some years the district uses all of the allocated money, but this year the district has been lucky, he said.
Weve had a good year as far as emergencies, he said.
The districts capital projects fund totals $4.8 million for 2012.
Himsel returned to the district this week after a weeklong trip to China. Himsel was one of 10 representatives from the state to be chosen to present at a high school reform conference.
He said his presentation included information on how the U.S. education system works and how the district makes decisions about curriculum and other areas at the high school level. Two other superintendents attended the conference along with three guidance counselors, three teachers and one high school principal.
He said he learned that some of the struggles U.S. educators face at the high school level are not unique to the U.S., especially the challenge of preparing students for college with content thats still interesting for students.
Its a universal struggle, he said.
This was Himsels second trip to the country, but his first as a superintendent. He was able to return to a school he had previously visited and invite its leaders to visit NACS schools in the future.