SUPERINTENDENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE – 6-Feb-14
We have used our 4th snow day with this week's storm. Even with the 5 snow days we build into the calendar each year, this year we are scheduled to get out on June 23rd. Should we go over our scheduled 5 snow days our calendar will allow for adding days to the end of the school year without taking any days from April vacation.
Last night Dave Castellarin, Finance Coordinator, and I attended both the Finance and Capital Committee meetings. At the Finance Committee, we explained our request for the Transfer of Funds in the amount of $75,000 to repair the heating and ventilation systems at SHS. I am happy to report our request was granted.
At the Capital Improvement Committee meeting, we answered questions regarding our facility requests: Hadley roof, Hadley boilers, and Clarke ADA compliance. In addition, we requested $100,000 in capital funds for technology to complete a few multi-year initiatives that have created inequities for students and staff across the district. I explained that until we have a true 5-Year Technology Plan, we would be asking for no more funds for FY16.
The procurement process for Design and Planning (ADA compliance) at Clarke is moving along. The bids have been turned in and we will be looking at the proposals and scheduling presentations with the target date of making a selection by the last week in February. If we stay on schedule we plan to have the report to the CIC by the end of March.