Republic School Board approves summer projects, recognizes retirees

The Republic School Board approved bids on five summer projects for various improvements to school buildings in the district. The approved bids had a combined total of almost $850,000.
The first bid approved by the board was from Builder’s Glass for the replacement of single-pane windows at Price Elementary. The project calls for the removal and disposal of the single-pane windows in the school building and replacing them with double-pane high efficiency windows. Builder’s Glass, the only contractor to bid on the project, made a bid of $305,000.00.
The second approved bid came from Stiles Roofing to renovate the middle school roof. The price of the bid includes: labor and materials for a fluid applied roof membrane system, sheet metal work on the exterior gym walls, gutter and fascia work, repair/replacement of existing metal panels and correcting conditions at all terminations including transitions, ridges, valleys, and mechanical units. Like Builder’s Glass, Stiles Roofing was the only contractor to bid on the project. They made a bid of $466,645.00.
The third approved bid came from Gary Pledger Painting for the painting of various rooms and gymnasiums in the district.
The project calls for: painting the McCulloch Gym and music room, painting the Lyon Gym, painting classrooms at Schofield, painting the Price gym, painting the middle school gym and auditorium and painting the exterior of the custodial warehouse. As in the previous two projects, Gary Pledger Painting made the only bid on the project. The bid was for $30,595.00.
The fourth approved bid was made by Kenmar Construction for the renovations of three elementary buildings. The renovations will include: under stair storage at McCulloch Elementary, a new exterior set of double doors on the Price Elementary gym for access to the Tiger Totes area and conversion of a storage space at the Early Childhood Center into a changing room for the building. Kenmar’s bid on the project was the low one at $19,050.00. Another bid on the project came from Federal Construction for $25,847.00.
The final approved bid came from Midwest Rug to replace the carpet and tile in multiple district buildings. The project calls for: carpet replacement in the Schofield music room, carpet replacement in the McCulloch library and music room, carpet replacement in the Price administrative and counseling offices and VCT tile replacement in Room 250 at the high school. Midwest Rug had the low bid at $24,809.88. Another bid came from Bearden Carpet for $27,900.00.
The board also recognized 11 district employees who entered into retirement this year. They are: Mike Bruton, Early Childhood custodian, 12 years of service; Jeanette Kensinger, middle school custodian, nine years of service; Debrah Lynn, high school science teacher, 30 years of service; Angie Mays, Sweeny reading recovery teacher, 27 years of service; Ronda McCarty, high school secretary, 22 years of service; Richard Myers, bus driver, 12 years of service; Darrell Rader, school resource officer, seven years of service; James Ramsey, transportation supervisor, 17 years of service; Sherri Rose, Schofield grade K teacher, 29 years of service; Lynette Trueblood, middle school special education teacher, 28 years of service and Tony Trueblood, high school social studies teacher, 28 years of service.


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