IMLAY CITY — Board of education members approved two additional bid packages for bond project work at their January 24 meeting.
A bid for Middle School paving was awarded to Imlay City’s T.G. Priehs in the amount of $336,375. That includes a base amount of $184,875 plus two alternates totalling $151,500.
Worth $750,396, the second bid package approved will encompass district-wide renovations including public address systems, electrical upgrades to facilitate the use of emergency generators and mechanical work on heating and cooling and fire suppression systems. The work was awarded to contractors and companies from Bad Axe, Davison, Flint and Grand Rapids.
In 2019, voters approved a $36.8 million continuation bond that provided for the purchase of new buses and technology and the construction of new classrooms at Weston Elementary School and a performing arts center at Imlay City High School, among other work.
In other meeting matters:
•in honor of School Board Appreciation Month, board members were presented with gift boxes from Country Smoke House
•parent Bethany McLain raised concerns she had with student transportation issues
•parent Erin Wetzel expressed frustration at the departure of a high school counselor and said she believed students’ mental health needs should be taken more seriously. Parent and teacher Kris Thibodeau also addressed the staff departure and urged board members to ask more questions
•Dr. Dina Tallis, the district’s executive director for curriculum and instruction gave a presentation on the schools’ social-emotional wellness initiatives
•the board accepted the resignations of Liz Makedonsky, high school counseling, and Melissa Lord, special education teacher at the high school.