Business and Finance Committee
Monday, March 8, 2021
11:30 a.m., Board Room and Zoom
Meeting ID: 883 3740 7104
Attendance: Dave Hazekamp, Elroy Buckner, Kris Cole, Bob Szymoniak, and Mark Mesbergen
1. Bus Recommendation
Mark presented two recommendations in regards to purchasing buses for the upcoming school year. The first recommendation is to purchase two new special education buses through the MSBO consortium. Special education routes are getting bigger so we are running more miles than normal and our two oldest buses are having issues. This will also set us up great if we need to add a 7th regular run.
The second recommendation is to accept the bid from Midwest Transit to purchase three regular education buses off lease, assuming the mechanics agree that the buses are worth buying. These buses are replacing three buses that have been sitting throughout this year due to the inspector red tagging them.
2. Chartwells’ Renewal
The State has yet to approve the renewal so this item was not talked about.
3. CSM Renewal
Mark presented an extension quote from CSM for the 2022 and 2023 school year. The extension will increase the contract by roughly $94,568 per year. The district will add a night time supervisor and continue to have dayporters at Beach and Shettler Elementary (only had them due to COVID 19). John has done some research regarding districts going out to bid and he has found that charges for cleaning by third party vendors are higher than in years the past.
4. Furniture and Flooring
Mark presented an update regarding replacing furniture and flooring. John Winskas recommends that we replace the flooring and furniture at the same time and it can be done this upcoming summer. A future recommendation will come with firm prices.
5. Other – Brick @ HS science wing
Mark presented an update regarding the change order to replace the old brick at the science wing to match the new brick.
Meeting adjourned at 12:16 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Mark Mesbergen