The Exeter School District has received a $1,860 donation for the purchase of an AED (automated external defibrillator). The Exeter R-6 School Board learned about the donation at its regularly scheduled meeting on March 14.
According to board member Brad Porter, Linda Tichenor, owner of L & L in Exeter, organized a fundraising effort for the donation. Porter presented the board with checks and cash totalling $1,860, which were collected by Tichenor.
An AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias and treats them through the application of electrical therapy, which allows the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm.
The donation will allow the district to purchase a second AED. The first device was purchased last year.
In other business, the Exeter School Board:
* Heard the administrative reports.
* Received an update on attendance. Year-to-date attendance is as follows: high school, 94.2 percent; middle school, 94.6 percent; and elementary school, 93.7 percent.
* Approved a bid from Trenton Vanzandt for lawn care services. Vanzandt will charge $12 per hour if he uses the district's equipment and $46 per hour if he uses is own equipment.
* Heard reports on teacher attendance incentives and district finances.
* Approved a contract with Davis, Lynn and Moots for auditing services.