Manila School Board approves subcontractors

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Manila School Board finalized plans for construction of the new multi-purpose K-4th grade elementary complex at the board meeting held Thursday, Oct. 8.

School Superintendent Pam Castor introduced project architect Jerry Brackett, with Brackett-Krennerich & Associates, and senior project manager Andrew Adlong with Nabholz Construction. Plans and cost for the facility were reviewed.

Adlong listed bids packages selected from sub-contractors. Packages included: #3 concrete, Bowman Concrete Works, $386,714; #4 masonry, Metro $417,160; #5 miscellaneous steel materials, Mid-South Steel, $44,400; #6 millwork, D.G. Martin & Associates, $141,000, #7 foamed insulation, Ditta Door & Hardware, $38,350; #8 HM doors, frames and hardware, Ditta Door & Hardware, $38,350; #9 glass and aluminum, Northeast Arkansas Glass, $91,832; #10 drywall and framing, Huffman, $42,579; #11 acoustical ceilings, DCG, $31,400; #12 flooring, Bob Robinson Flooring, $9,900; #13 painting and coatings; R.C. Painting, $40,069; #15 metal building system (material), Kirby, $268,400; #16 metal building system (erection), Lacy's Welding, $193,400; #18 fire suppression, Perkins Fire Protection, $79,169; #19 plumbing, Adams and Cooper Plumbing, $159,500; #20 HCAC, RGB Mechanical, $742,000; #21 electrical, Communications and Fire Alarm, DCG $384,000.

Adlong listed the project expense total at $4,147,172, including Insurance/Bond, Contingency and Fees, with a savings of $162,992 under the school district's June 1 projected estimate of $4,310,164. Site bids have not been completed at this time, as study of off-street traffic flow is still being considered.

The board approved the sub-contractors as presented.

In other business:

Connie Adams reviewed ACSIP Plan Report for the district. The plan consisted of professional development training, teacher mentoring, classroom walk-throughs, strategies, reading activities and review.

Director Jackie Hill was chosen as the Chief Board Dispersing Officer with other board members as alternates.

Four student transfers were approved from Buffalo Island Central. They were Marcus Thrasher, Serenity Thrasher, Tiffiany Willock, and William Carmichael.

The board went into executive session to discuss new employment. They reconvened to hire Robyn Daniels as full time cafeteria worker and Glenda Carter as part time cafeteria worker.

Director Tony Crowell was elected as new board president, Tracey Reinhart as vice president and Danny Robbins as secretary.

Crowell was elected as ASBA delegate, with Reinhart as alternate.

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