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Archive for Monday, May 20, 2002

Lawrence School Board

School board to seek bids for excess property

May 20, 2002

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Bottom Line

The Lawrence school board will be asked to seek sealed bids on a doublewide portable classroom at Quail Run School that is "in need of major repairs" and the "not usable" library media work station at Sunflower School.

Also, bids will be sought on unsafe playground equipment at Grant School, which closes this month.

Background

Tom Bracciano, director of facilities and operations, said district policy required board approval of public sales of excess school property.

He said none of the items was suitable for installation at other district schools. For example, Grant's large metal slide, jungle gym and two merry-go-rounds don't meet current safety standards.

Other business

Convene executive session at 6 p.m. to discuss the job evaluation of Supt. Randy Weseman.

At 7 p.m., start the regular meeting with comments by Sue Morgan, board president; school board members; and Weseman.

Receive a report on the district's evaluation of a peer mentoring program for new teachers.

Consider two proposals for altering school nurse staffing in schools for the 2002-2003 school year.

Consider on final action a resolution for nonrenewal of more than 60 certified staff because of anticipated budget problems.

Consider a proposal from Danka Office Imaging to replace a Kodak 120 copying machine with a Heidelberg 9110 at no cost to the district.

Consider a request from Laidlaw Transit, which provides bus service to the district, to waive from the five-year contract a stipulation that the company maintain a $3.1 million performance bond.

Consider a recommendation to sell a portable classroom trailer at Quail Run School, playground equipment at Grant School and a library table from Sunflower School.

Consider giving final approval to a change in the district's policy on committee appointments, public participation at board meetings, superintendent evaluations and staff sabbaticals.

Consider setting board meetings for July and August. The recommendation is to meet July 1, July 22, Aug. 12 and possibly Aug. 26.

Meet in executive session to discuss contract negotiations with the Lawrence Education Assn.,

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