ROCK SPRINGS – With a new Kindergarten through fourth-grade school coming online soon, Sweetwater County School District No. 1 will prepare to set new boundaries for K-4 schools.
While it is on the agenda for the regular SWCSD No. 1 Board meeting, it is more for information at this time. While looking at the boundaries, the district will have two community forums on the issue.
Both forums will be on Dec. 18, one in the morning and one in the evening. The first one will take place at 7 a.m. and should wrap up around 8:30 a.m. The second will start at 6 p.m. and run until 7:30 p.m.
The proposed boundaries will be presented to the board on Jan. 12, 2015,
SWCSD No. 1 Audit
The 2013-2014 school district audit will be presented to the board on Monday. Prior to the regular board meeting, the board will discuss the audit in a workshop starting at 6 p.m.
Bids for Rock Springs High School Swimming Pool
The board will vote on two requests from the district’s Building and Grounds Department to bid on upgrades to the Rock Springs High School swimming pool. The first requests includes liner and new gutter system to meet the new health code standards, a new redesigned chlorination system, redesign of the fill station, heating system to be interconnected to a new area boiler and new pumps that will run the VFD’s energy savings.
The first request will be funded by the Sweetwater County School District No. 1 Recreation budget expect the boiler which may have to be funded by major maintenance money. It was also noted in the request the VFD should be eligible for a Rocky Mountain Power rebate.
The second request is to renovate the swimming pool locker rooms. The funding for this will come from both the district’s recreation board and major maintenance budget.
The board will have several presentation on Monday. With Christmas just around the corner, the board will have a special performance from the Eastside Hand Bell Choir. Mike Maloney will be giving the board an update on Independence High School while Brent McMurtrey and Shannon Garrison will be giving an update on Eastside and Pilot Butte Elementary Schools. District Buildings and Grounds Director Dan Selleroli will be giving the board a facilities update.
There is only one personnel request the board will take action on. The board will vote on a resignation request from Speech and Language Pathologist Kimberley Skinner. The resignation will be effective at the end of this school year.
The board will also take action on several requests from the Technology Department. The first is a request to purchase 25 MacBooks for back up. These computers are needed in the event current student, administrator, classroom or mobile lab computers break or go down. This is a sole source purchase as the equipment can only be purchased from Apple, Inc.
The second request is to accept a bid to purchase networking great and installation for Black Butte High School. The district received two competitive bids. The first was from Venture Technologies for $83,370.82. The second came from Network Craze for $91,610. The department has recommended to the board to accept the low bid from Venture.
The final request is to authorize the department to renew the Filewave Client Support for $16,380. This is a sole source purchase from Filewave for 2,100 licenses and will run for a 12-month period from Feb. 1, 2015 to Jan. 31, 2016.
With newly elected board members joining the board, several annual housekeeping items will take place on Monday. The board will pick new officers and will have a new chairman this year since Justin Spicer did not seek re-election. They will also discuss board assignments. The board will also approve conflict of interest and public investment disclosure statements, take action on use of past signature and signature stamps and the issuance of district debit cards.
There is an executive session scheduled at the end of the regular board meeting. The reason given for the session is discussion of legal matters.