Connellsville to replace section of roof at CACTC
Connellsville Area School Board Wednesday agreed to hire Eckles Construction Services Inc. to draw up bid specifications to solicit proposals from contractors to replace a section of roof at the recently renovated Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center.
“A section of the roof is in need of replacement because it wasn't part of the roof work that was done when the building was renovated in 2009,” board president Jon Detwiler said at Monday's work session.
Board vice president Dr. Paul Means said Eckles will be paid 7 percent of project costs, following the bid award.
The New Castle company is architect for the Junior High West renovation project.
Also Wednesday, Detwiler reviewed the district's public comment policy, and noted it is posted on the district's website.
As he stated during the work session, Detwiler said the policy requires those interested in speaking to provide their names, addresses and any organization affiliation.
Speakers will be limited to three minutes. Any prepared texts must be provided upon board request for inclusion in the meeting minutes.
Board members may not be individually addressed or questioned, Detwiler said.
No one requested to speak at Wednesday's meeting.
Noting a district security vehicle is in need of repairs, the board voted to purchase a 2013 Ford Escape for the security chief to use in making rounds of all schools.
The $23,245 cost will be paid for from capital reserve funds.
The board agreed to fill nearly 40 production positions for the planned March 7-10 performances of the musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
Salaries ranged from $150 to $2,500 for positions including musicians, publicity coordinators, choreographers and costume designers.
Technology committee chairman Paul Harshman told the board students in the district's electronics technology program refurbished equipment, including two sound boards, that had been damaged during renovations at the high school.
The project provided the students experience working with high-tech sound equipment, Harshman said, and saved the district hundreds of dollars in potential professional renovation or replacement costs.
Superintendent Daniel Lujetic told the board he has completed observations of three of the district's 20 first-year teachers.
“What I've observed so far, among those three teachers, (is) students actively engaged in learning, highly motivated, enthusiastic and knowledgeable teachers. In short, what I think so far, and I've said this before, is that I think we have a terrific corps of new teachers,” he said.
Lujetic said he had a chance to see the piece of the World Trade Center that will be in the new high school lobby.
The piece of metal that was moved into town from New York City last year recently reached its final resting place.
The artifact was obtained by high school English teacher Linda Shearer, who also is the founder of the CAHS Patriots, a nonprofit group that raises money to send care packages to soldiers serving overseas.
“I'm real excited about what the high school is going to offer students when it's done. I think we will be able to expand our curriculum, have other groups use our facilities. I think it's going to be a wonderful showcase for the district,” Lujetic said.
Mary Pickels is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-836-5401 or email@example.com.
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