School Board Given Facilities Presentation, No Increase Costs In New Business Items

School Board Given Facilities Presentation, No Increase Costs In New Business Items
Randy Herrick, Sales Executive at CTS Group presenting to Wayne School Board Monday evening.

WAYNE – A representative with an energy services company was on hand Monday evening to present to the Wayne Community Schools Board of Education.

From the Jr/Sr Library, Randy Herrick who is a Sales Executive at CTS Group started off by giving some background before going over a facilities timeline.

The CTS Group is based in St. Louis, Missouri as Herrick is an office in Omaha to cover the Nebraska territory.

A Facility Improvement Project presentation showcased the meeting. The short-term facility plan is to look at the HVAC, heating and cooling systems and lighting. Superintendent Mark Lenihan said some people have gone through the elementary and Jr/Sr high school buildings.

“We discussed the situation with a few people and felt that CTS was the group that, at least we wanted them to come back and talk to the school board about a potential project that they would oversee,” said Lenihan.

The elementary has always had issues with humidity as well as heating and cooling. Lenihan also spoke with CTS Group about going to a LED lighting system. The Jr/Sr high building won’t need to do much work on the heating and cooling side, rather lighting. The public restrooms will also be revamped at the high school building.

Herrick proposed an estimated cost of $2.3 million to work on during the summer of 2019.

The facilities committee will meet prior to the November board meeting. The timeline would start by selecting a designer/owners rep in November, figure out a preliminary solution in December before setting a contract by February of next year. Work would start in May of 2019 with completion by time school starts next August.

New business items that were approved included a two-agreement through Sebade Snow Removal ($110/hr), refuse bid through Guill Hauling for garbage and recycling removal ($555/month), Ameritas dental rates and National School Boards Association (NASB) annual fees. All fees and rates remained the same as last year.

Wayne Community Schools also capped off their homecoming week with a dance last Friday where there was about an 80% turnout.

Wayne Schools will be the host for a local candidate forum starting at 5:30 p.m. for those running for public office on Monday, October 22.  The event will be held in the lecture hall.

The next regularly scheduled Wayne Community Schools Board of Education meeting will be on Monday, November 12 at 5 p.m.