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School Board to discuss facilities projects


School Board to discuss facilities projects

The Charles City School Board will discuss a variety of facility improvement projects at their 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23 meeting to be held in the Charles City Middle School Cafeteria.

Prior to Monday’s meeting, the Buildings and Grounds committee along with Buildings and Grounds Director Jerry Mitchell met to discuss facilities projects for this upcoming summer.

The annual expense allowance is for $314,200, however, the committee recommends replacing the high school cafeteria roof for $230,000. They will also ask the School Board an additional allowance for the transportation center for $222,300 and for another $6,000 to purchase tracer.

The recommended total to be approved by Mitchell and the committee is $772,500. Annual expenses includes technology, transportation, architect and engineer feeds, rental and lease payments and discretionary projects among other projects.

According to the tentative agenda for Monday’s meeting, the size of the high school cafeteria roofing project requires the district to work with an architect or engineer to develop plans. Mitchell has been working with Gary Anderson, from Skott & Anderson Architects, on preliminary work. The district has used Skott & Anderson Architects for past roofing projects. A date and time for a public hearing on the proposed plans, specifications and contract for the high school roof could also be approved. A public hearing for input has been tentatively scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 11. A pre-bid meeting is being scheduled for Dec.8 with bids to be due on Dec. 22.

Also concerning construction, School Board members will be asked to approve two change orders to the middle school addition: — 1st Avenue unsuitable subgrade correction per city request, $27,943.71, McKiness excavating — Addition of elevator backup system, $2,605.38, O’Keefe Elevator Co.

The tentative agenda also includes: — Update on the IASB Convention — Presentation and possible approval of updated mission and vision statement — STEM (science, technology, engineer, mathematics) BEST (Businesses engaging students and teachers) presentation — Costa Rica trip over spring break.

By Amie Johansen [email protected]

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