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Board of Education briefs

July 24, 2003|by PEPPER BALLARD

Bid for school renovations approved


The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday approved 7-0 the Chambersburg, Pa.-based construction company Brechbill and Helman's $10,236,800 low bid to renovate and build onto Salem Avenue Elementary School, with work to begin in mid-August.

Dennis McGee, the school system's director of facilities management, said the project price is within the school system's Capital Improvement Plan budget.

He said Brechbill and Helman submitted the low bid of $9,548,400 to renovate the 46,529-square-foot building and to add 27,603 square feet to the facility.

An additional $688,400 bid from the company will cover construction projects that normally would not fall under the renovation bid, such as adding a paved play area and replacing the roof on the media center.

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Final reading of 'do not resuscitate' policy OK'd


The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday approved 7-0 the final reading of a new policy regarding the requirements that must be in place in order for the school health staff and emergency personnel to honor "do not resuscitate" orders.

Payroll procedure policy reading gets nod


The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday approved 7-0 the final reading of a policy regarding payroll procedures.

The policy addresses when staff will get their paychecks, and how holidays and inclement weather will be factored into pay periods.

Food service bids OK'd


The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday approved 7-0 three Food and Nutrition Services bids.

The bids were awarded to:

  • Shenandoah's Pride of Mt. Crawford, Va., to provide schools with 10 varieties of milk and one calcium-fortified fruit beverage and deliver them to the system's 42 sites at an annual cost of $281,062.

  • Refrigeration Services Inc. of Hagerstown, to provide preventive maintenance on refrigeration equipment owned by the school system at a monthly cost of $1,350.

  • Seven companies to provide the school system's cafeterias annually with 53 types of paper products at a total cost of $102,523.24.


School facilities usage policy being revised


The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday approved 7-0 the first reading of a policy regarding the use of school facilities.

Dennis McGee, the school system's director of facilities management, said the policy, which hasn't been reviewed since 1988, will include a revised pricing structure, the addition of insurance requirements and pricing categories that better reflect the use of facilities.

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