Board ReCap – Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Awards and Recognition

Employee and Student of the Month

The Board of Education and Dr. Anna Stubblefield recognized the District’s Employee of the Month, Mr. Brock Benorden. Mr. Benorden is a high school Math Teacher.

The Board and Superintendent also recognized Students of the Month for February. The students are:

  • Ariana Beh – Pre-K- KCKECC
  • Cheyenne Banister – 5th Grade – New Stanley Elementary
  • Jai’lyn Barnett- 8th Grade – Eisenhower Middle School
  • Carla Meraz – 12th Grade – Sumner Academy

The Board approved all items on the Consent Agenda.

Board Reports

Environment Scan/Academic Review to Improve Academic Performance and Operations

The Board of Education accepted as an informational item the preliminary results regarding the environment scan/academic review conducted by the University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. Through an in-depth assessment of culture, leadership systems, teaching and learning we will increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency that will contribute to a comprehensive system for ensuring educational success for all students.

Updates and Approvals

The Board approved the proposal for the purchase of a comprehensive curriculum resource for Early Childhood/PreK to align to the explicit and systematic teaching of the foundational components of structured literacy.

Sealed proposals for Wide Area Network Services were received on February 25, 2022. The Board accepted the proposal from Unite Private Networks for Wide Area Network (WAN) Fiber Optic Services. The four proposals received were rated by the committee on the strength of their overall proposal on a scale of zero (0) to one hundred (100) on the total of the six categories previously mentioned.  The maximum possible score was 100.  Following is a listing of the average of the combined scores of the evaluation by the committee members.

Respondent Score
Unite Private Networks 71.75
AT&T 56.00
Spectrum 54.75
WANRack 42.75

The Board approved the bid received from TimeKey Enterprises in the amount of $255,550 for Window Replacement Projects at Whittier Elementary and North Central Office Early Childhood Center (NCOECC).

The artist services from JT Daniels was approved in the amount of $20,000 for the painting of murals at FL Schlagle High School. The artwork proposed by Wyandotte High School graduate, JT Daniels, is part of the Kauffman Grant received by the Behavioral Health Team at FL Schlagle High School.  The murals around the school will represent the student population at Schlagle and include positive art, words, colors, and images that add to the school environment.

The District accepted low bids for 2022 Summer Painting Projects from the following companies.

  • LRG Contracting for painting projects at FL Schlagle High School in the Amount of $43,310
  • CertaPro Painters for painting projects at Washington High School in the Amount of $38.650.14
  • CertaPro Painters for painting projects at John F. Kennedy Elementary in the Amount of $21,249.46

The Bond Refinance Resolution was approved. The resolution renewed the action taken by the Board on April 13, 2021 to refinance the remaining portion of the Series 2016-A Bonds.  The estimated amount of remaining bonds eligible to be refinanced is $95,000,000.  The goal of the refinancing is to achieve a minimum total savings of $4,000,000.

New Business

Purchasing and Operations provided information regarding the solicitation of bids for various projects and repairs.

  • The repair and replacement of concrete infrastructure at Nobel Prentis, New Stanley, Schlagle, North Central Office, Transportation, Stony Point, Wyandotte, Central, Caruthers, John Fiske, and Eisenhower. The work consists of stairs, curbs, sidewalks, and more.
  • The replacement of hot water boilers and component replacement projects in excess of 20 years old at Argentine, Central , Washington and Wyandotte

Posted March 25, 2022

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