Public Meeting Minutes: January 24, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Special Meeting


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January 24, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Special Meeting Minutes

January 24, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Special Meeting
I. Board Meeting
I.A. Call to Order
I.B. Roll Call of Board
I.C. Pledge of Allegiance
I.D. Notice of Open Meeting Posted
I.D.1. President insures all can hear proceedings
I.E. Mission Statement
Discussion:  Doug Molczyk read the mission statement.
I.F. Opportunity for Public to be Heard

No one addressed the board.

I.G. Board Special Functions
I.G.1. Construction Contract for the Conversion of Columbus High School to Columbus Middle School

The board accepted the base bid of $2,388,718 and alternates 3 and 4 from B-D Construction for the conversion of the high school to the middle school.

Alternate 3 will be the conversion of the existing weight room to three health classrooms, and alternate 4 will be the conversion of existing art rooms on the second floor into special education, ELL and other classrooms.

The recommendation was to approve alternate three and four now because they directly affect instruction. Superintendent Dr. Troy Loeffelholz said the other alternates can be approved at later a later date. RVW Architect Dan Keiter asked the B-D Construction representative Darrell Burrows if the other alternates are added later will this create issues on timeline. He said if a decision is made by the February board meeting, everything should be fine. Mr. Burrows said the one big thing on getting the alternates done will be the sport equipment order. He said B-D is ready to hit the ground running when the building is ready. Theresa Seipel said it will help that all the work is inside.

I.H. Superintendent's Report
I.H.1. Legislative Update

Dr. Loeffelholz said several educational organizations are monitoring over 55 different bills in the legislature that relate to education. He said He said there has been an estimated projection of $900 million shortfall in the state budget. Dr. Loeffelholz said he will keep the board informed. He will also share a document that lists all the education bills. Dr. Loeffelholz said this week there are a couple of tax bills that CPS will be opposing. The board may be asked to go down and testify on some of the bills, and Dr. Loeffelholz will give them advanced warning when this will happen.

This is School Board Appreciation Week. Dr. Loeffelholz thanked the board for all they do. 

II. Executive Session

The board did not go into executive session.

III. Adjourn
Discussion:  The board adjourned at 7 p.m
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