December 6, 2006
School District Board of
From: Jennifer Heiss, Business Manager
Business Office Report
- Enclosed in your packet are 3 resolutions and
information regarding the bond. I will be doing regular bond updates on
activities related to the bond. The
first one is part of the packet.
The design team, sub-groups, and bond oversight committee work has
already begun. Dr. Stuber, Reid
Anderson and I met with the City planners and Mark Shrives to discuss the
planning process. We are on the way
to building a new middle school.
- The Governor has proposed an education budget of
$6.06 billion for the next biennium.
Enclosed is the preliminary budget
estimates that were given to the administrators December 1. This estimate is very preliminary. The legislature will meet beginning in
January and education funding usually is decided near the end of the
session. Both of the districts’
bargaining agreements expire this year and the collective bargaining process
is just beginning. These are both
very large variables in the final budget numbers.
- The new freezer has been installed for
Creslane. We are working on wiring
it to the fire alarm system so that staff will be notified if it reaches
- The Creslane boiler issue is being
address with the assistance of Reid Anderson and David Bomar, Balzhiser
Hubbard Engineers. The first issue
was getting the new boiler working which was done with by Commercial Air. The next will be the design of a
feedback loop to preheat the water and allow the boiler to work
properly. David Bomar has suggested
a holding tank which would be mounted in the space above the boiler and
directly on top of the damaged beam and Reid is in agreement with
this. David is working on sizing
the tank now. Reid has said that we
will need to reinforce the floor for the tank and replace the beam before
we install the tank because that new tank weight will be carried by the
beam. As soon as we have the design
and costs estimates we will schedule the work to be done which will all be
done at the same time.
Please contact me if you have
questions or need further information.