CSD approves WHS site improvements

Friday, April 23, 2021

At Monday’s April School Board meeting, discussion was held concerning the bids for the proposed summer 2021 High School Site Improvement Projects.

Two bids were received: Schmillen Construction, Marcus: Base Bid - $215,526; Alternate 1 Stairs - $41,313; Alternate 2 Guardrail - $30,166.40; and Beck Excavating Inc, Spirit Lake.: Base Bid - $218,000; Alternate 1 Stairs- $23,000; Alternate 2 Guardrail - $54,000.

Board member Brian Freed raised concerns regarding completing the stair project simultaneously with the WHS Field Turf project. The Board then voted to accept the low base bid from Schmillen Construction of $215,526 and consider other alternate projects at a later date.

At the Public Hearing prior to the Board action, the bids received for the WHS Site Improvement Projects were reviewed. Project and alternates include paving, guard rails, moped pad south of the building and stairs on east side of the building leading to the (armory) Braves’ weight room.No public objections were filed and the Hearing closed.

In other action, the Board approved virtual learning days for students when the calendar has students returning past Memorial Day.  The decision will be made with administrative discretion, beginning with the 2022 school year, in alignment with guidance from the Iowa Department of Education.

Also approved were the 2021 Graduates from Cherokee Washington High School pending successful completion of credit requirements. The Board reviewed current graduation requirements. WHS graduation will be held on Sunday, May 23rd at 2:00 P.M.

Elementary Principal Brian Christiansen reviewed the preschool numbers and noted currently there are 53 students signed up for preschool for FY 2022.

The district is planning an open house in August 2021 for the Cherokee Elementary School.

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