WARSAW — A progress report on design-build projects for Warsaw Community Schools was presented Thursday evening to members of the Warsaw Community School Board. The presentation was made during the board’s monthly work session.
Officials from Performance Services presented details of work completed the past 30 days at one location along with work to occur at all site projects in the next 30 days.
During the past 30 days playground equipment has been removed and top soil stripped from the building pad area. Also removed was unsuitable soils at the building pad based on information from a geotechnical testing agency. Backfill was completed with new, engineered fill.
Looking ahead to the next 30 days at Lincoln, work will include: processing structural steel shop drawing submittals and confirming delivery date; processing state plan review submittal and receiving the foundation release; beginning concrete foundation work around March 1; continuing site utilities work in coordination with building pad and concrete foundations; and secure subcontracts for the remainder of the project.
Washington and Edgewood
Over the next 30 days at Washington Elementary and Edgewood Middle, workers will complete site stripping and demolition work, establish a building pad in preparation for concrete foundations to begin about March 1, process structural steel shop drawing submittals and confirm delivery date, and process site plan review submittal and receive foundation release.
Site utilities work will begin in coordination with the building pad and concrete foundations and subcontracts for the balance of the project will be secured.
During other matters, the board did take action on the hiring of RSM, at the cost of $29,000 to look at the corporation’s budget items not covered by the state board of accounts. The company will look at the best practices on use of those funds.
Consent was given on out of state travel for Marci Franks, director of food and nutrition services to attend the School Nutrition Association Annual Nutrition Conference in San Antonio, Texas, a cost of $2,750, and for four Claypool teachers to attend a three-day conference Teaching With Poverty In Mind. The cost of this event is $6,708.
It was announced Claypool Elementary received a $1,000 donation for Nurturing Our Knights Fund from the JanPaul Consulting, LLC organization and a $500 donation from the Claypool Lion’s Club for the annual fourth-grade Camp Crosley Field Trip.
Kevin Scott, provided the financial reports for the month of January in which revenues for all budgeted funds totaled $3,847,963 and expenditures for all budgeted funds totaled $4,896,600.
The reapplication for funds to cover the cost of Warsaw Adult Education at Gateway, was reviewed. The amount of funds being sought will not be as high as in the past, due to less unemployment in the area.
The board also heard information from David Robertson on the process to adopt new math textbooks. The process is in its beginning stages.
It was announced, by John Snyder, Ben Barkey and Jill Jackson are recommended for the temporary assignment of temporary assistant principal duties.
The regular monthly board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22.