The Hays USD 489 school board will get an update on the renovation of the former medical complex it purchased to house Early Childhood Connections and will also hear about renaming the facility.

The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Toepfer Board Room of the Rockwell Administration Center, 323 W. 12th.

The school board purchased the former Oak Park Medical Complex in October for about $2 million after receiving a $1.5 million federal Head Start grant for renovation. Hays Medical Center, which was one of the owners of the complex, donated $500,000 for the renovation as part of the sale.

At Monday’s meeting, representatives from construction manager Nabholz Construction and Paul-Wertenberger Construction will update the board on the renovation.

Superintendent John Thissen will also discuss the process for renaming the complex.

Also at Monday’s meeting, the board will consider approval of bids for construction of safe entrances at the high school and middle school, and renovation of the special systems at Hays High School.

The low bid for the projects was from Commercial Builders, 2717 Canal Boulevard, with a base bid $75,990 for the high school entry and an alternate of $26,960 for the middle school, for a total of $102,950.

Grants will pay for $86,257, leaving about $16,700 for the district to pay.

The special systems renovation will update the clock and intercom systems at the high school. At the same time, infrastructure will installed for future upgrades to the school’s security camera and phone systems.

Three bids were received. Nex-Tech, 2418 Vine, was the low base bid at $129,338. RDH Electric and Construction, 800 E. 12th Street bid $150,000 and Heineken Electric Co., Beloit, bid $185,288.

Also on Monday night’s agenda:

• Students Carson Ackerman and Derrick Aragon will present information about HHS Tribe Broadcasting. The radio and television students recently placed in the top three in nine categories at the Kansas Association of Broadcasters student competition.

• The Hays High Site Council will give a presentation on its activities.

• John Linn, assistant principal at Hays High, will discuss the pathways and career technical education programs.

• Assistant Superintendent Shanna Dinkel will update the board on the district’s accreditation process.