Pike BOE awards bids

Published 10:55 pm Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Pike County Board of Education awarded bids for three large expenditure projects during a called meeting on Tuesday.

The board awarded the bid for roofing projects to Central Alabama Metal Roofing in the amount of $649,700. The bid includes $378,900 for the base bid and $270,800 for alternate bid No. 1.

Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, said the bid award included the re-roofing of the round building and the library portion of a building at Banks Primary School, the lower gym portion at Pike County High School, an additional building at Goshen Elementary School and the band room at Goshen High School. The bid award also includes the replacement of the windows in three buildings at Pike County Elementary School.

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The board awarded the bid for trash and garbage pick-up of all campuses except the Troy/Pike Center for Technology to Advanced Disposal for $2,553 per month.

The board also awarded the bid for gasoline/diesel to Martin Energy Services for $00.185 above the Montgomery rack OPIS report. Bazzell said this is the same provider as the last three years.

Bazzell told the board members that he has held administrative meetings to look at staffing for the 2012-13 school year.

“It looks as if we will be able to re-hire the majority of people, particularity those certified, whose contracts were not renewed,” he said. “Not all of them will be rehired, but the majority.”

Bazzell said the re-hirings would be completed by June 11.

“We will have some openings for 2012-13 at Banks and Pike County elementary schools and in mixed core high school core areas — science, social studies and math. There will be an art opening at PCHS. We also hope to hire certified music/art teachers at Goshen and Pike County elementary schools.”

In final action, the board gave its approval for 10 to 12 football players to attend an overnight football camp at Auburn University on June 7 and 8 and approved summer school at Pike County High School.