New Lenox School Board OKs health insurance plan
By Erin Gallagher For The Herald-News April 20, 2012 12:44PM
Updated: May 23, 2012 8:18AM
NEW LENOX — The New Lenox School Board approved an employee health insurance plan for the 2012-13 school year recently. The increase is 3.82 percent, which is lower than the budgeted 8 percent increase.
The district opted to reduce the HMO options from two to one, the Blue Advantage HMO, according to Business Manager Harold Huang. Most of the teachers were already using this HMO, he said. By eliminating one HMO, the overall medical insurance increase was reduced from 5.67 percent to 3.82 percent.
Also, the board elected to stay with Delta Dental insurance.
In other news, the board approved a plumbing bid for Tyler Elementary and Bentley Elementary schools. The contract was awarded to Cryer and Olsen Mechanical in Joliet for $220,300. This will include replacing domestic water pipes, which are used for drinking and cleaning. The hydronic pipes for the boiler will not be affected.
The amount is $53,000 under the estimate.
This is one of three of the district’s renovation projects.
The board has already approved replacing windows at Bentley. That will be sent out to bid, Superintendent Michael Sass said.
The third project will be the basement at Oster-Oakview Elementary. The district is still working on the design specifications.