Trustees award E.C. Best School project contract |

Trustees award E.C. Best School project contract

Dave Price

A construction project contract for E.C. Best Elementary School was approved on Wednesday afternoon during a special meeting of the Churchill County School District trustees.

Trustees awarded a contract to Geney/Gassiot of Reno in the amount of $909,999 for renovations to E.C. Best’s round building. Work will include abatement of asbestos; replacing all Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment; and renovation of all classrooms, including new flooring, light fixtures, doors and painting, corridors (new flooring, light fixtures and painting), and administrative offices (new flooring, light fixtures, doors and painting).

Paul Eskeldson, construction manager for Parsons Commercial Technology Group, informed trustees in his recommendation the contract award is $90,001 under budget. Eskeldson also noted the work at E.C. Best was among the projects approved in the fall of 2012 by the Bond Oversight Committee, the Master Plan Task Force and the trustees.

Three other companies submitted bids for the project: K7 Construction of Reno (a bid of $912,186), Central Sierra Construction of Minden (a bid of $921,000) and Ferguson Construction of Fallon (a bid of $941,737).

The motion was approved unanimously. Bus Scharmann, interim superintendent, thanked trustees afterward as he noted their action ensured work on the project will begin this summer.

Note: A Board Policy Committee Meeting of the Churchill County Board of School Trustees will be held Monday at 9 a.m. in the district administration office. The following board policies and regulations will be reviewed by a committee: Regulation 4117.8 on protocol, survey and evaluation form for administrative directors given by the superintendent; Policy 2000 on the district’s trustees (administration); Policy 8150 on board members’ code of ethics (internal board operations); Policy 2100 on administrative organizational chart; new policy for the immunization program, a guide to immunizations required for school entry (grades preK-12); Policy 5150 on administration of medications and medicines by district personnel. … Trustees will hold their next regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the district office.