Johnson also recommended enlarging Pinewood's cafeteria.
School board members commented that, when thinking about projects for EXCEL Aid, the officials need to think about the long-term goals for the district.
Board member Nancy del Prado said the district is working on long-term goals, which might include increasing programs such as pre-kindergarten and all day kindergarten and reconfiguring the district's elementary education system.
Currently kindergarten through second grades are at Bradt and third through fifth grades are at Pinewood.
Del Prado said the district doesn't want to do projects at any of the elementary schools that it would have to undo in a few years if the district decides to reconfigure elementary education.
Especially with the elementary configuration, we may want to build something new because no one wants to see that building (Pinewood) get any bigger than is already is, del Prado said.
School board reorganized
The school board elected a new president and vice-president at its annual reorganization meeting Monday, July 2.
The board unanimously elected Eileen French as president and voted 4-to-3 to elect Charles Macejka as vice-president.
French replaced Nancy del Prado as president and Macejka replaced Joe Salamone as vice-president.
French has served on the Mohonasen School Board for eight years and served at vice-president for two years.
"I promise I will carry out the duties as president to the best of my abilities," French said.
The board also swore in new board member Dominic Cafarelli and Charles Macejka, who was elected to his second term.