The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 17, 2012

School board OKs stadium scoreboard, changes to contracts

By Phyllis Zorn, Staff Writer
Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — A new scoreboard to adorn D. Bruce Selby Stadium will be paid in part by an anonymous donor.

Enid Public Schools Board of Education members gave the nod Monday night to the purchase and installation of a scoreboard at the cost of $122,397. Of that, $30,000 will come from the Gridiron Club, $15,000 from the Booster E Club, $30,000 from the athletics account, $2,500 from the playoffs account, $25,000 from an anonymous donor and $20,000 from the district general fund.

Board members also approved a proposed change order to the contract with Timberlake Construction for renovations to Prairie View Elementary School. The change order increases the contract by $14,424 to tile restroom walls instead of paint them, make landscaping changes and hook up magnetic locks on hallway doors.

The board approved signing a new agreement with Atlanta, Ga.-based Carter USA for additional construction-management services for the Enid High School University Center and renovations to the old Education Building. Carter already provides project management for the ongoing renovation and building work the school district has been doing for two years.

“Neither of these projects were included in the original agreements for management,” said Karl White, chief financial officer for EPS.

“There are several projects we’ve started, such as the bus parking lot, and they’ve acted as part of the team instead of saying, ‘No, the scope of our contract does not include that,’” Superintendent Shawn Hime said.

The contract with Carter for the additional work is $195,000.

In other business, the district approved a number of routine encumbrances, fundraiser approvals and activity fund requests. They approved agreements with Oklahoma Department of Health to participate in the Oklahoma State Immunization Information System and with Employer Administration Services as a third party administrator for the district’s tax-sheltered annuity plan. The board also approved changes to the district’s non-discrimination plan, making the language simpler.

In personnel transactions:

• Hired on temporary contract were: Christy Hermanski, kindergarten, Garfield Elementary School; and Brooke Malaska, 4-year-old program, Hoover Elementary School.

• Hired on support contacts were: Joelle Collins, teacher assistant, Monroe Elementary School; Rhonda Emerson, child nutrition worker, Hayes Elementary School; Paula Huntsberger, child nutrition worker, McKinley Elementary; Ashley Jones, teacher assistant, Hayes; and Brandy Stewart, teacher assistant, Monroe.

• Retiring is Vickie Stuever, language arts, EHS.

• Resignations are: Katherine Toews, kindergarten, Garfield; Whitney Classen, paraprofessional, Waller Middle School; Susan Mason, teacher assistant, Monroe; Violet Rutz, child nutrition worker, Garfield; and Daymaris Santiago-Flores, child nutrition worker, Waller.