Alva Review-Courier -

Burlington School Board opens bus bids, members honored for service

Lady Elks Champions of Cherokee Tournament


January 23, 2019

The Burlington School Board of Education met for their regular January meeting last Wednesday morning. Board President Terry Graham called the meeting to order with members present including Robert Hill, T.J. Rockenbach, Allison Armbruster and Aaron Smith.

Superintendent Dr. Stacey Croft was also present along with Principal Lane Pruett and Minutes Clerk Tamre McGinnis. Guests were new board member April Kisling; Richard Burton; Randy Hicks, representative for Ross Transportation; and Carl Glencross, representative for Summit.

In recognition of School Board Appreciation Month in January the members were honored at the meeting. Dr. Croft invited teacher Raye Lyn Bird and the seventh-grade art class (Stewart Sterling, Trevor Hankey and Jayten Davis), who gave the board a card of appreciation the class made on behalf of the school. The superintendent also presented each member with a certificate of appreciation for their years of service on the board as follows: Terry Graham 23 years, Allison Armbruster 10 years, Aaron Smith 7 years, T.J. Rockenbach 4 years and Robert Hill 3 years.

As the transportation bond money will pay for new buses, the board opened, reviewed and discussed bids they've received. Those were from Midwest Bus Sales, Ross Transportation and Summit Bus Company on four 2019 Type C 53 passenger school buses.

Board members asked questions of the bus company reps as they discussed the various bids. Bids from Summit included: 2020 models $86,850 without lift and $94,560 with lift with delivery of 60-90 days from purchase order, and a 2018 model for $76,100 without lift in stock.

Bids from Ross Transportation included: 2020 models $87,655 without lift and $96,965 with lift with delivery approximately 150 days from purchase.

Bids from Midwest Bus Sales included: 2020 models $89,755 without lift and $104,227 with lift with delivery approximately 90-120 days purchase order, and an alternate bid of $84,085 without lift and skirt-mounted condenser with delivery approximately 30-45 days from purchase order.

The board approved the following encumbrances, change orders and warrants: General Fund encumbrances $15,264.10, change orders $42.97, warrants $206,339.22; Building Fund warrants $964.85; and Child Nutrition Fund encumbrances $575, change orders $10.37 and warrants $2,740.79.

The following received board approval: the December 2018 activity fund report, and the reaffirmation of the Exposure Control Plan.

The board spent about 40 minutes in executive session to discuss the ongoing superintendent evaluation and principal evaluation. Those present in executive session were board members Graham, Smith, Armbruster and Hill; Superintendent Croft, Principal Pruett and Kisling. The board took no action on these evaluations upon return to open session.

After another executive session to discuss future building projects, the board voted to obtain map clarification.

The board approved the Option 1 quote from Mike Roach in the amount of $5,620 for roof repair to teacherage located at 309 Main, Burlington.

Burlington Superintendent and Principal Reports

Dr. Croft said the state's mid-term adjustment shows a loss of $2,926.00 for Burlington. She said the loss is due to less student enrollment and affects the school's transportation funds from the state.

The superintendent reminded that the Burlington Education Foundation Annual Meeting is Monday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m., in the school auditorium.

Principal Pruett said Burlington School's enrollment is up by three for a total of 133 this semester. There is no school on Jan. 25 for the Cherokee Strip In-Service. He congratulated the Lady Elks for winning the championship at the Cherokee Invitational Tournament.


Reader Comments


Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019