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Friday, Mar 27, 2015

School board meeting to include piano donation


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School Board members are expected to finalize several ongoing measures during Tuesday’s meeting, which will be held 7 p.m. at the School Board office.

But before that happens, Edwin Carle, a certified Florida Supreme Court mediator in Brooksville, would like to donate a baby grand piano and flute totaling $5,600 to Challenger K8.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generosity in donating your Baby Grand Piano and flute to our music program,” Challenger K8 Principal Michael Maine wrote to Carle.

The school board also is being asked to consider approving a contract with IDEA Inc. to upgrade the district’s eAgenda software to support coding of board agenda items to the 2012-17 Strategic Plan and include a drop-down menu of summarized strategic focus area statements as part of the template for all board agenda items. The Strategic Plan was approved Jan. 22.

Responding to an inquiry by school board member Dianne Bonfield regarding the inability to see televised results of votes on agenda items, Williams writes that, according to the vendor, it would be extremely expensive at this point for us to pay to reprogram eAgenda so that the font sizes for the televised votes were automatically larger.

The eAgenda software upgrade, if approved, would cost $3,000 and be funded by unspent funds as part of board members’ annual operating budget.

The board is also expected to take action on the following requests:

Approval to purchase and adopt the Common Core State Standards Edition of the previous board-approved enVision K-5 Mathematics Instructional Materials and issuance of purchase orders on an as-needed basis for approximately $250,238.80 — or $80,965.84 for the 2012-13 instructional materials and $169,272.96 for the 2013-14 instructional materials — with both sums coming out of the general fund.

The renewal of a bid for “Excavating and Sitework Contractors” to M. Daniels Construction Inc., for a one-year renewal term to authorize the purchase of excavating and sitework services not to exceed $300,000 annually.

The renewal of a bid for “Relocatable Buildings, Moving, Set-Up and Teardown Services” to A-Team Structural Moving Engineers and Above All Structural for a two-year renewal to authorize purchase of services not to exceed $200,000 annually.

Approval of the memorandum of agreement with the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners, which provides funding for a portion of the educational impact fee study in the amount of $12,500.

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