SIKESTON -- Members of the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education awarded about $2 million in various bids for the construction of its math and science center during the regular meeting Tuesday.
Sikeston R-6 construction manager Randy Bratton of Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC in Memphis, Tenn., made recommendations to the board for 11 bid packages. All recommendations were based on the low bidder of each category with the exception of the miscellaneous specialties package, which received only one bid.
The following bids were awarded for the construction of the math and science center:
-- G&S Masonry was awarded a $291,000 contract for masonry work.
-- Glenn Alspaugh Co. of St. Louis was awarded the bid for millwork and casework. It proposed a base bid of $128,393 and an alternate bid (for the use of additional millwork in the classrooms) of $34,240. Board member Rick Adams asked if Bratton had looked at the quality of Glenn Alspaugh Co.'s work.
"They were highly recommended," Bratton told the board. "They've done work in the area and have experience in science lab casework."
-- Pyramid Roofing Co. of Sikeston was awarded the roofing bid. The proposal included a base bid of $216,990 and an alternate bid of $13,945 to revise sheet metal from aluminum to stainless steel to match the Sikeston Field House.
-- M&W Glass out of Tennessee was awarded a $80,535 contract for glass and glazing.
-- Miller Drywall Inc. of Scott City was awarded a $378,160 contract for drywall/insulation. It was also granted the bid for flooring in the amount of $64,400.
-- Sole bidder, Division 10 of Memphis, Tenn., was awarded a $73,494 contract for miscellaneous specialties.
Miscellaneous specialities includes lockers, toilet partitions, marker boards, tack strips, fire protection devices, fire extinguishers, corner guards, building plaques and signage, etc., Bratton explained.
-- Premier Fire Protection based in Paducah, Ky., received the fire protection bid, which was $62,450.
"So far we've given one contract to a Sikeston business," board member Rick Adams commented with three bids left to award.
-- K&K Construction and Mechanical of Advance was awarded the bid for plumbing in the amount of $246,895.
-- The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) package contract was awarded to B.W. Birk and Associates of Jackson, which bid $385,713.
-- Whitworth Muench Co. of Sikeston was awarded the (soil, concrete, etc.) testing packages bid, which was a unit price.
-- The board moved to table awarding the electrical package until next month's meeting.
Also on Tuesday, the board awarded bids for two new school buses and a surplus car.
Superintendent Steve Borgsmiller recommended Central States Bus Sales Inc. of St. Louis for the purchase of two new transit buses for the 2006-2007 school year. Central States was the low bid over Ponder Equipment Co. Inc. of Linn and Midwest Transit Equipment of Kankakee, Ill.
The board awarded Central States the bid, which was a net $127,560 for two 78-passenger buses. Jason Segura of Sikeston will purchase the district's surplus 1992 Ford Taurus for $225.
The board also approved the resignation of Ivan Robison, design drafting instructor and head wrestling coach, and the retirements of teachers Ginger Miller, Maryls Smith and Rise Howard.
The board approved the administrative staff for 2006-2007 school year. These employees include assistant superintendents, human resource director, business services director, building principals, transportation director, building and grounds director, Sikeston Career and Technology Center director and Adult Education director.
"I am very fortunate to work with outstanding administrators who work to ensure the children receive the best education possible," Borgsmiller said.
Terry Bryant, director of building and grounds, was also present to introduce the district's new director of housekeeping, John "J.D." McClard.
"He's been working about six weeks now, and he's learning all the ropes here," Bryant said about McClard.
Borgsmiller noted school is closed Monday in observance of Presidents' Day.