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March 26, 2013

GOSHEN SCHOOLS: Laptop bids rejected, re-bid expected

GOSHEN — Three bids to supply Goshen High School freshmen with laptop computers were rejected by the school board Monday night.

The board discarded the bids at the request of Technology Director David Snyder. He said that none of the bids received for the 490 laptops met specifications.

“All three bidders had issues with their proposals,” Snyder said. “I will tell the bidders to be compliant on bid specifications and do the bid again. This has worked in the past.”

Snyder also requested the board investigate Indiana laws, which may allow for alternative purchasing options.

“(Snyder) feels we could get better pricing and would be able to ensure a level of quality and consistency in the product,” said Jerry Hawkins, coordinator of business affairs for the school corporation.  “This would allow for better service and support, which is a very important factor as we continue to increase our technology,”

Roof repairs

Roof repair projects for this year were evaluated and it will cost the corporation $1.1 million for all the roofing repairs that are needed.

“We believe it is necessary to move ahead with the high priority roofs, hoping the priority level 2 roofs can wait at least another year,” Hawkins said. “We hope it’s a high estimate. A lot of roofs are coming off warranty.”

The cost of this year’s proposed roofing projects is $463,400. That would cover the office, music, art and cafeteria at West Goshen Elementary for $132,424. The roof projects at Goshen High School would include the media center for $80,288; academic areas for $51,168; the boiler room for $21,120; and the lobbies for $178,400.

Smooth transition

There are some changes at Goshen Middle School being looked at for a smoother transition into sixth-grade, said sixth-grade Principal Jeromy Sheets. One of the changes would create smaller classes by having teachers teach two classes for a longer class period. They would go from having 120 students on a daily basis to 50 students with a bigger block of time for teaching.

The English teachers would also teach social studies and the social studies teachers would teach English. Math teachers would teach science and science teachers would teach math, he added.

“There would be less transitions for the students,” Sheets said. “They would go from six different transitions down to three different transitions.”

Practice

Superintendent Diane Woodworth told the school board sometime during spring break (Today through April 7) at West Goshen Elementary School, the parking lot will be used for emergency response practice by the Elkhart County law enforcement agencies.

“It’s a practice for timing purposes,” Woodworth said.

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