Affton High School will be getting roughly $153,000 worth of improvements, including new lighting in the gymnasium and new carpeting in the auditorium.

The board approved the improvements at its meeting Tuesday night. The district awarded Butler Supply of St. Louis a $38,000 order for 99 lighting fixtures in the gymnasium, with the district opting to save the cost of installing the lights by having in-house staff do the work.

The work of carpeting the high school auditorium floor was awarded to Corporate Flooring Group of St. Louis for about $72,000.

Only one bid was submitted for the job of painting the auditorium’s walls and ceiling. Bazan Painting, which Facilities Committee Chairman Ken Edgar said has done multiple successful projects for the district, got the contract for roughly $43,000.

Affton School District Business Manager Steve Fedchak said the auditorium will be “off limits” for two to three months next semester while the work is being done.

Filing For Election

The Affton School Board seats currently occupied by Michael McNeil and Jordan Levinson will be open for election on April 2, and the window for filing opens next Tuesday, Dec. 11, and closes on Jan. 15. Terms are for three years.

McNeil is currently serving his fourth term, and Levinson is completing his first term. To date, neither has indicated whether they intend to seek re-election.

Candidates must be 24 years of age or older, Missouri residents for at least one year and resident taxpayers of the Affton School District. Paperwork must be filed at the superintendent’s office, 8701 Mackenzie Road, during normal business hours.

In the event that two candidates file and are eligible, no election will be held. Should fewer than two file, the board will interview individuals to fill the two seats. In recent years, the seats have been filled without contest.