Carlynton board renews various contracts
The Carlynton School Board approved the renewal of several contracts at its May 2 meeting.
The board approved a motion to renew the district's contract with Aramark as the school district's food-service provider.
The new contract goes into effect July 1 and runs for one year. The total revenue for Aramark will be $581,134, and the return to the district will be $30,519 under the contract.
In addition, the board renewed the annual contract between the district and the Western Psychiatric Institute as the provider of the district's Student Assistance Program. The maximum cost to the district is $5,250 for the year, but the cost of the service is subsidized through the Allegheny County Drug and Alcohol Services and Addiction Medicine Services, according to director of pupil services Lee Myford.
“Having the drug and alcohol prevention specialist participate through the student-assistance team is a very useful service for our students,” Myford said.
“We can offer screenings, referrals, presentations for classrooms, and ongoing counseling for students.”
The board also approved entering into a contract with Professional Service Industries worth $3,000. The company will perform asbestos surveys of the district's facilities and provide feedback on design specifications for any asbestos removal required for the district's ongoing remodeling projects.
Members of Carlynton Junior-Senior High School's first-year Best Buddies program gave the board an update on their activities this year.
Best Buddies provides opportunities for special-needs and other students to socialize together.
The program's inaugural year focused on eradicating the use of the word “retarded” among fellow students.
Members plan to set up a table Monday in the cafetria during lunch so students can sign a card pledging not to use the ‘R' word.
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