School plans science, preschool addition
Support staff wages approved
Joseph R. Hewgley & Associates will begin drawing plans for a new science room and preschool on the east side of Brady Public School.
During a Monday night meeting, the Brady school board hired the North Platte architectural firm for planning services at a cost of $25,560.
The board has to sign a contract before drawing plans are started. That time was unkown to superintendent Bill Porter.
Once that contact is signed and plans drawn up, a bid for contractors will be done to see who gets the building job.
On another matter, support staff wages were approved by the board for the 2013-14 school year.
Para-educators will earn between $8.55 and $11.20 an hour and custodians between $9 and $10.95. Bus drivers will make $11.50 an hour and maintenance crew, $14.50 hourly.
The head cook will make an hourly wage of $11.45 and the assistant cook will be paid $9.45 an hour. The secretary will make $10 an hour and the bookkeeper will be paid $13.30 hourly.
In other business, the board approved paying Lexington Glass $25,000 for installing windows at Brady Public School.
The money will come out of the building fund but not until project completion.
The total cost of the windows project is $148,000.
In other business, the board:
transferred $30,000 from the general to the depreciation fund.
increased the charge for adult breakfast 46 cents to $1.95 and lunch 25 cents to $3.25. Student prices stayed the same.
approved buying stage curtains and hardware from Omaha Stage Equipment at a cost of $10,547. The Talon Power Club has put in $1,500 to help pay for the purchase.
set non-refundable computer and iPad user fees at $50 for the school year.