Line Mountain School Board is disputing the claims made by a contractor that says the district owes it approximately $260,000.

Further clarifying stories in The News-Item from Wednesday and Thursday, The Robert Feaster Corporation, Northumberland, has not sued the district; rather, it has presented a claim to the district disputing the amount it has been paid for the project. Outstanding issues concerning the claim involve credits, change orders and unfinished work, district solicitor Rich Roberts said.

The school board has voted to retain a law firm, McNees, Wallace & Nurick LLC, Harrisburg, to represent the district in the situation. The contract allows the two entities to mediate the dispute before any type of litigation begins, Roberts said, and he expects mediation to occur.

In April 2013, the board voted to hire Feaster for general construction and approved a $1,335,300 contract.