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Connellsville board has numerous items on Wednesday's agenda

| Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 7:09 a.m.

Connellsville Area School Board is expected to take action Wednesday to make purchases as it continues renovation / construction plans at the district's schools.

During Monday night's work session, the board announced it plans to purchase furniture for the senior high school from P.E.M. Co. at a cost of $273,735.27 to be paid from the construction fund.

Plans call for the board to purchase sewing tables for the senior high school from Longo Inc., at a cost of $6,345.60 that will also be paid from the construction fund.

The board is expected to award the carpet and tile replacement bid for Bullskin Township Elementary School to Faris Carpet Inc. of Uniontown, the lowest bidder, at a total cost of $23,595 to be paid from the construction fund.

Continental Flooring Co. of Scottsdale, Ariz., the lowest responsible bidder, is expected to be paid $42,300 from the construction fund to replace carpet and tile at Dunbar Township Elementary School. School board members explained that the Arizona company works with the Home Depot.

Faris Carpet Inc. of Uniontown, the lowest bidder, will be paid $21,560 from the construction fund to replace carpet and tile at the junior high school.

Several change orders, totaling $16,838, are expected to be approved for Westmoreland Electric for additions and renovations to the senior high school. The money will be paid from the construction fund.

In other business, the board is expected to:

• Approve summer school for the senior high school and Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center.

• Approve revisions to graduation requirements, including three math units, which must include Algebra I or Algebra I A and Algebra I B and Geometry, and three science units, including Biology or Biology A and Biology B.

• Grant superintendent Dr. Daniel Lujetic to authorize and sign any and all contracts, agreements, grants and licenses with the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

• Heard a presentation from Jonathan Garlow of Ford Business Machines about proposed changes to printers in the school district.

Cindy Ekas is a freelance writer.

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