The Star City School Board has approved a plan to use money from the federal government to replace the heating and air conditioning system at the middle school.

The Lincoln Ledger newspaper reported that at the Jan. 25 board meeting, Star School Superintendent Jordan Frizzell reported that the money will come from the Elementary/High School Emergency Relief funds the federal government provide to help during the pandemic.

The new heating and air conditioning system would replace the existing system at the school, which is also getting a new roof as part of a partnership with the state.

Frizzell also reported that about 90 to 95 staff members have been vaccinated for COVID-19 so far.

The newspaper said Assistant Superintendent Gina Richard told the board that the district is working on next year’s school calendar which will include teacher workshop days and will come up with two proposals for the staff to vote on.