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Washington County Board of Education briefs

May 01, 2012

School board awards, extends contracts

The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday agreed to award three new contracts and extend a current one.

Mick’s Plumbing and Heating Inc. of Thurmont, Md., was chosen to replace a boiler at Pleasant Valley Elementary School, at a cost of $146,200, which was the lowest of five bids. That amount is $251,800 less than the school system’s estimate for the work, according to a memorandum.

National Roofing Co. Inc. of Baltimore was selected to replace the roof at Washington County Technical School, at a cost of $1.44 million. That was the lowest of six bids and $209,139 more than what the district estimated the project would cost.

The State Interagency Committee for Public School Construction still must approve both contracts, according to a memo.

Washington Gas Energy Services of Timonium, Md., was chosen to supply natural gas to the school district, Washington County government and the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, at a price of 48.36 cents per therm for three years.

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The only other bidder was UGI Energy Services Inc. of Wyomissing, Pa.

A memo said previous bids was rejected because of “confusion regarding pending changes to Columbia Gas’ supplier choice program.”

The average price the school system and Washington County government paid for the past three years was 82.9 cents per therm, the memo said.

The school board also agreed to extend a contract with Performance Matters LLC for student data management services. The district will pay $140,000 for one year.

Rockland Woods PTO gives $9,150 to school

WASHINGTON COUNTY — The Rockland Woods Parent/Teacher Organization has donated $9,150 to Rockland Woods Elementary School.

The money will be used to buy class magazines and for field trips.

The Washington County Board of Education voted on Tuesday to accept the donation.

Members added to County Citizens Advisory Council

WASHINGTON COUNTY — Brian Albert, Shannon Day Bak and Angela Quinn have been added to the County Citizens Advisory Council.

The Washington County Board of Education approved the additions on Tuesday.

Mike Markoe, the school district’s assistant superintendent for student and staff support, said the council now has five members.

— Andrew Schotz

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