The Arapahoe Board of Education met on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of a public hearing to discuss, consider and receive input on the 2018-2019 school district budget. Those in attendance included board members Lisa Anderson, Chad Carpenter, Dennis Roskop, and Brad Schutz as well as superintendent Dr. George Griffith and Cassie Hilker, the school district’s business manager. Board member Dan Warner was absent and board member Rod Whipple was expected to be late. Visitors included Craig Hilker and Jerry Hoffman. Principal Bob Braithwait arrived at 6:40 p.m.
During the Business Action portion of the meeting, the board approved the Consent Agenda which included the minutes from the previous meetings as well as the financial reports. The accounts show the following balances:
General Fund 1,104,297.49
Building Fund $3,958,623.41
Bond Fund $295,343.42
Bus Depreciation $59,376.90
Equipment Depreciation $284,336.71
Qualified Capital Purpose Undertaking $52.72
Employee Benefit $6,596.56
Section 125 $5,632.28
Student Fees $22,917.16
School Lunch $41,026.18
The claims were reviewed and approved for payment in the total amount of $404,660.03 with Carpenter abstaining from the W&J Repair claim, Schutz abstaining from the Arapahoe Public Mirror claim and Whipple abstaining from the ATC claim and the ACT claim.
The board approved the 2018-2019 budget for the Arapahoe Public School as previously published. They went on to approve the 2018-2019 Tax Request Resolution with a total levy set at .872002 as previously published.
The board approved pay request 14 from Hausmann Construction in the amount of $398,319.54.
Change Order #73 which is for track drainage, with a galvanized handrail in the amount of $12,772.44 was approved by the board. This will be paid from the contingency fund.
Next the board approved the change order request #74 in the amount of $20,399.39 which will include new tile flooring in the old elementary wing and west down the hallway to the music department. Tile had to be removed due to asbestos abatement.
The board also approved change order requests #76 and #77. They cover the cost if an emergency light in the kindergarten room at a cost of $474.80 and window shades in the amount of $1,144.71.
Change order request #80 was approved for the painting of eight rooms in the old elementary wing in the amount of $1,043.50 per room. Rooms painted will be left to Dr. Griffiths discretion.
As the final change order request, the board approved #81 which covers the cost to supply and install laminate on MDF to the space between upper and lower cabinets in the amount of $2,099.39.
The purchase of eight new science tables for the high school biology room were approved in the total amount of $7,081.00.
The next finance committee meeting will be held on Monday, September 5 at 6:00 p.m. followed by the regular board meeting at 7:00 p.m.
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