The Clintonville Middle School will be getting new windows and carpeting this summer.
The Clintonville School Board unanimously approved the improvements at its meeting Monday, March 9.
Buildings and Grounds Manager Steve Reinke presented to the board three quotes for new carpeting to be installed in the library at the Clintonville Middle School. The existing carpeting hasn’t been replaced since the building was remodeled in 1992, Reinke said.
Two of the bids were from local businesses D. Mitchell Interiors and Torborgs. The third bid was for a direct purchase of Tandus carpeting. Torbergs’ bid came in at $16,616, while D. Mitchell’s came in at $20,515 and the direct purchase bid from Tandus came in at $20,918.
Reinke recommended the direct purchase of the carpeting because that carpeting is a better quality.
The carpet Reinke recommended has a vinyl backing and is not a glue-down carpet. Instead, it is self-adhesive, eliminating the glue odor during installation. The carpeting can also be peeled up and put back down.
Reinke said this type of carpet is used throughout the high school, as well as the library at Rexford/Longfellow Elementary School.
The carpeting includes a 30 year warranty for unraveling, wrinkling and separating.
Torborgs will do the installation of this carpet, Reinke said.
School board member Jim Schultz asked if the two local vendors were given the opportunity to quote a comparable carpet.
Reinke said D. Mitchell did quote a price for this type of carpet and it was a few thousand dollars more than the direct purchase quote.
The board approved the direct purchase quote of $20,918
Reinke also told the board he’d like to replace five window sections in the middle school.
He said the current windows are single-pane glass and the aluminum around the windows is not insulated.
Reinke said the new windows would be double-pane glass, and the district would do the labor itself. He recommended purchasing the windows from Torborgs.
Total cost for materials would be $10,000. This total includes $7,825 for the windows.
The board approved the new windows.
The board unanimously approved a cost sharing agreement with the city of Clintonville for the police liason officer position at a 75/25 percent school/city cost share. The current agreement between the city and school district split the cost 50/50.
“I think we get our money’s worth,” said Dirk Weber, board president.
The board unanimously approved allowing Reinke to recruit 15 workers for this summer, 14 of which will assist with custodial and cleaning duties and one for technology assistance.
The board approved two staff modifications, effective, Feb. 26. Rose Britzke, LF Para II, will have her hours increased to 6.75 hours per day. Kayla Lautenschlager, LF Para II, will have her hours increased to 7.5 hours per day. Both increases will be paid by SAGE funding.
The board approved the resignation of Kathy Koss from her Food Service II position, effective Feb. 25.
The district received a donation of $2,000 from the Shopko Foundation. The donation was presented to the district by students who are employed at Shopko.
The board unanimously approved Schenck SC of Green Bay to conduct the district’s financial and membership audits from 2014-2017.
The board unanimously approved the first reading of revisions to Policy 4212.5 – Lifeguards/part-time supervisors.