Milk change for coming year
Receiving bids from milk and bread suppliers for the coming school year, the board approved making a change to their dairy provider, after experiencing quality and billing issues with Kemps last year.
Superintendent Kohagen noted that some of cartons received contained food-grade cleaner. He stressed that no children were in danger from the snafu, however, that combined with some billing issues, were enough to sway the recommendation toward A&E, despite their bid being roughly one penny higher for most milk products. The recommendation to stick with Bimbo Bakery for bread and bun products, over the bid from PanO’Gold was also approved.
In his system report to the board, Kohagen noted that summer projects are progressing as anticipated, with several projects completed, and others still underway—including the cleaning of rooms, hallways and soon resurfacing of the gymnasium floor.
A renewal of the contract with NGT was affirmed by the board, with Kohagen noting that the two sides are growing into the agreement.
Next school year, the firm will have a technician on-site three days per week, rather than two.
Kohagen noted that with the school moving toward one laptop for everyone in the building, the administrators felt it important to have the increased support in the building. He also noted that the increased presence will be provided at the same cost as last year.
In other computer related business, the board approved the recycling of old monitors, laptops and keyboards that have neither use in the school any longer, nor resale value.