Board of Education approved modular, tennis court lights

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By Jeff Moore

Carroll County Board of Education approved contracts for an Early Head Start modular building at the high school and tennis court lights at its meeting Thursday night.

The board accepted Sustainable Modular Management’s bid of $103,770 for a new 30-foot by 70-foot modular building for the county’s Early Head Start program. Delivery charges of $9,885 also were accepted.

Carroll County Schools Chief Operations Officer and Director of Pupil Personnel Larry Curell said the bid from Sustainable Modular of O’Fallon, Mo., was lower than the other two received and fell within the $140,000 the district had allocated for the modular.

The modular that now houses Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County will be removed and this new one installed in its place, Curell said in a Monday interview. It will house an Early Head Start classroom and serve as an educational center for teen parents and parents in the community who need training and help with children.

After awarding the bid, the board also approved a change order for $15,950 to set up the building when it is delivered.

Curell asked the board for its quick approval because funds for the project must be spent during July while they are still available.

Installation includes using the manufacturer’s concrete piers, leveling with block, tie down, seal and trim and installation of smart panel skirting. Curell said this does not include connecting the water and sewer to the building.

The board also approved bids to install lights at the high school tennis courts that are currently under construction.

Curell said the lights were originally bid with the project, but removed when all bids were rejected. The school district opted for three courts instead of the original four that were proposed.

Crystal Electric Contractors of Florence was the low bidder at $37,125 and was awarded the contract to light the three courts.

During the meeting, the board also approved a change order on the tennis courts installation project.

Curell said officials discovered that the current tennis area is out of square by four to five feet. The change order totaling $1,000 will cover correcting this and “bringing them up to par,” he said.

Fee schedules for schools win board OK

Carroll County Board of Education Thursday approved fees for various schools in the county for the 2013-14 year.

The board voted to see athletic admission fees at Carroll County Middle School at $3 for adults and $1 for students. During tournaments, those fees will be $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Class fees for CCMS for supplies will be the following: art class, $5; seventh grade science, $5; eighth grade science, $5; sixth grade social studies, $2; seventh grade social studies, $5; and eighth grade social studies, $3.

For the high school, the board approved the following fees: art class, $10; sculpture art class, $20; textiles art class, $20; and freshman orientation, $20. The policy states that field trip fees will apply, but will be based on the cost of the trip, transportation and admission.

The board gave its OK to the following extra-curricular activity fees for the new school year at CCHS: football admission, $5 adult, $3 student; basketball admission, $5 adult, $3 student; baseball admission, $4 adult, $2 student; softball admission, $4 adult, $2 student; soccer admission, $4 adult, $2 student; volleyball admission, $4 adult, $2 student; family pass, $110; adult pass, $50; and student pass, $30. The fee for marching band will be $125.

The board also approved the fee for Carroll County Junior Panthers basketball at $40.