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Trustees extend Parsons project

Dave Price
dprice@lahontanvalleynews.com
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Two contract extensions were granted to Parsons Commercial Technology Group Thursday night during the Churchill County School District Board of Trustees’ regularly scheduled meeting.

The first contract for construction management services will extend Parsons’ services to the school district through October 2013 in the amount of $70,850. The other extends through October 2014 in the amount of $283,394.

Parsons was originally approved by trustees in 2011 meeting to oversee construction projects that included renovation of the Old High School to accommodate sixth graders at the middle school as well as the new district office. The contract was due to expire in July.

Trustees also discussed or take action on the following items:

• Structure of the Human Resources Department was discussed and tabled for consideration at the school board’s June 13 meeting. The item was for discussion only. Trustees terminated the contract of Diane Peters, the district’s H.R. director, at their meeting on May 15.

• A contract for construction at E.C. Best Elementary School’s round building was discussed and will be put back out for re-bid. Work is to include replacing the Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) units; renovating the student and faculty restrooms to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and construction of a separate visitor entrance for building access control.

• Approved a contract for construction at Lahontan Elementary School. Work is to include replacing the HVAC units, renovating the student and faculty restrooms to comply to the ADA, constructing a separate visitor entrance for building access control, and installing new ADA-compliant signs on classes, offices and other spaces.

• Awarded a contract to Rusty’s Refrigeration of Fallon in the amount of $45,570 to replace three HVAC units on top of the E.C. Best Elementary School gymnasium.

• Modifications to the superintendent’s job description were considered for approval.

• Tabled action in regard to policy on the board’s budgeting for donations to school organizations will be discussed.

• Approved renewal from Wells Fargo Insurance Services for Hometown Health, VSP (vision coverage) and Guardian (life coverage) for July 2013 through June 2014. The total estimated annual premiums would be $3,930,857 for medical, $28,399 for vision and $4,270 for life. Trustees also approved a dental service proposal with plan options for annual premiums listed at $336,150 or $392,817.

Notes: The CCHS Industrial Arts Fair will also be held tonight from 5-7 p.m. … Adult graduation is Thursday at 7 p.m., and the high school graduation is June 7 at 7 p.m. at the Ed Arciniega Athletic Complex.