The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

June 22, 2013

DACC board looks at list

Considers 2014 equipment purchases

BY CAROL ROEHM
Commercial-News

DANVILLE — The Danville Area Community College board of trustees on Tuesday will consider whether to move forward with a list of equipment purchases for the 2014 fiscal year.

“Every year we put together a list of equipment that has been approved by the division heads,” Dave Kietzmann, vice president of Instruction and Student Services, said.

“If the board gives us the authorization, we’ll go out for bid,” he added.

The equipment, which totals an estimated $992,543, includes more than just computers.

“There is welding equipment, nursing mannequins . . . anything that supports students and student learning,” Kietzmann said.

Some of the equipment will be paid for with about $400,000 from a $1 million technology bond the college sold in December, according to Kietzmann.

In other business on Tuesday, the trustees will:

“We’re looking forward to opening the Hoopeston facility this fall,” Kietzmann said.