The Cartersville School Board will take care of a couple of end-of-the-year items next week.
At the regular monthly meeting Monday night, the board will hold the second required public hearing on the fiscal year 2020 consolidated budget, which totals $56,177,915.
Following the hearing, Superintendent Dr. Marc Feuerbach will recommend approving the budget, which hasn’t changed since it was first presented to the board.
“That is the budget; that is not the millage rate,” Finance Committee Chairman Tim Chason added.
Board members also will recognize the 17 2019 retirees, who have a combined total of 514 years of experience: Rosemary Chesley, 24 years; Stacey Cravey, 32 years; Gail Goodwin, 21 years; Leah Hobgood, 30 years; Kelly Hopkins, 31 years; Jodi James, 27½ years; Linda Linn, 30 years; Ken MacKenzie, 46 years; David Matherne, 33 years; Margaret Morris, 41 years; Dixie Mullinax, 33 years; Kim Norwood, 29 years; Linda Patterson, 26½ years; Brad Payne, 37 years; Linda Templeton, 24 years; Rena Vaughan, 36 years; and Dean Williams, 13 years.
“We’re losing a lot of quality experience,” Feuerbach said.
The superintendent will ask the board to reject all received bids for the fieldhouse renovation project at the high school, which will release all bond security money back to the bidders.
“They were way over what we had budgeted so we’re going to a Plan B right now,” he said. “We’re just putting that process on hold at this time. We’re still working through that process right now.”
Feuerbach also will recommend:
— Awarding the bid for musical instruments for the high school to low bidder Washington Music Center for $28,563 and for the middle school to low bidder Taylor Music for $12,695 for a total cost of $41,258, with $40,000 being paid from the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax account and the remainder coming from the two schools.
— Awarding the bid for a Valcom PA/Bell/Clock System Refresh for the middle school to low bidder NetPlanner Systems Inc. at a cost of $215,519.11.
— Awarding the FY20 technology hardware bid to four vendors: Office Depot Inc. for a total cost of $2,787.76, Howard Technology for a total cost of $747, B&H Photo for a total cost of $2,006.03 and EDCO for a total cost of $8,740. All vendors were the low bidders.
— Approving former school board member Floyd Braid to fill the newly created position of director of strategic planning and school improvement, effective July 1.