MES project bids awarded

Beth Rumsey
Staff Writer

Bids for the Milan Elementary School remodeling project were awarded at the regular meeting of the Milan School Board on Monday, February 22. The motion to award the bids pending the bond sale on March 1 was unanimously approved.

The general trades bid was awarded to J.B. Schmitt Co., Inc.; mechanical bid went to Three Rivers Sheet Metal, Inc.; electrical to Nading Mechanical; roofing to Kerkan Roofing, Inc.; and masonry to Teton Corporation.

The board unanimously approved the motion to authorize Interim Superintendent Steve Gookins to approve any change orders during the project.

Due to students missing seven days due to the snow, the last student day will be June 1 according to Gookins. Gookins also suggested moving the graduation ceremony to the following week in order for the seniors to fulfill the state requirement to attend 180 days. Another option is to hold the ceremony without presenting the diplomas and bringing seniors back to finish the last week of school. This matter will be considered by the board for a decision at a later meeting.

Extra-curricular recommendations approved included Milton Teer, varsity softball coach; Jeff Stutler, varsity baseball coach; Yatzie Roysden, reserve softball coach; and Laitham Louthern, reserve baseball coach.

Christine Wilhelm’s request for maternity leave starting on April 15 was approved. The motion to approve Brianna Kraushar as a home bound instructor was unanimous.

Board president Tim Tuttle announced that Gookins will continue as Interim Superintendent for the 2010-2011 school year.

All board members were in attendance. The next meeting will be on Monday, March 15 beginning at 7 p.m. at the administrative office.