The regular meeting of the Chilhowee Board of Education occurred Wednesday night. The Board hear the financial report from Mr. Marnholtz, in which they were updated on the fund balances for the district as well as the monthly receipts and expenditures. The board through the consent agenda approved contracts for speech and therapy services and the agreement for audit services.
During the scheduled audience, the Board heard from the Chilhowee Booster club on the addition of a concession stand area for volleyball and basketball seasons. The district is providing the space for the concession stand and the booster club will do the construction and provide materials for the area.
The old business for the board was an update from Mr. Marnholtz on the process for bids for the building project and the timelines involved. The status of the project was discussed as well as the alternate bids for the project. There were four bids received on the project. The bids totals were reviewed with the board.
The new business items included the awarding of the contract and acceptance of the bid for the project. Reasbeck Construction from Warrensburg was the low bidder on the project and was awarded the contract. The contract was for the base bid and the alternate number 2, which was for the renovation of the elementary. The total of the bid after value engineering was $854,021.
The board declared the modular unit and access ramps as surplus property and will be sold to the highest bidder. The bids will be received on the modular until June 8th and will need to be removed from the property by June 18th.
The district received an equipment grant for kitchen equipment. The grant was to replace the walk-in freezer. Sites refrigeration was selected to replace the walk-in freezer during July.
The board approved moving the worksite learning coordinator position to the special education department and will not coordinate worksite learning activities as well as transitional planning activities for workplace learning skills. As part of the realignment, the board approved increasing the stipend to $2500.
The board heard from Mr. Murphy about a request from students to add a JH volleyball program. The students organized the discussion and would like to have a program next fall. The board approved adding the program as well as having a coach for the JH program. The stipend that was approved is $825 for the JH coach.
The annual MSBA conference dates were presented to the board for them to consider attending the conference for professional development activities. The dates for the conference are September 27-30, 2018. The board held executive session to discuss and hire personnel.