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 CAB School Board Accepts Bread, Milk, Fuel Bids

July 9, 2008 - The Charles A. Beard School Board accepted bids for the 2008-2009 school year from three vendors on June 17, at its last regular monthly meeting.

Bids for bread and dairy products were accepted, respectively, from Interstate Brands and Prairie Farms. CAB Business Manager David Bundy told the board that there had been only two bidders for the dairy items, while Interstate Brands was the only bidder for bread products.

The board also accepted a bid from Van Hoy Oil for fuel items. Wade Beatty, the board's vice president at that time and an employee of Harvest Land Coop, the other bidder for fuel products, abstained from that vote.

Because it is the only newspaper published within CAB's boundaries, the school corporation is required to publish its notices of invitation for bids in The Banner. This was not done, however, with respect to the bids for bread, dairy and fuel items.

Bundy recently told The Banner that CAB ran the bid notices in the Rushville Republican on May 23 and 30, and in the Courier Times on May 30 and June 6. He blamed the error on CAB Food Service Director Andrea Sharp and Transportation Director Janet White. Bundy also reported at the June 17 meeting that the estimate for repairing storm damage to the roof of the central office building was a little less than $20,000. He said a trailer used by the band was damaged, as were screens and fencing at the Knightstown High School tennis courts and a batting cage. Damages, he said, could be about $40,000.

The board approved three out-of-state field trips at the June 17 meeting: the KHS Art Club will go to Harveysburg, Ohio, in October for the Renaissance Festival; KHS AP Science students will go the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago in May; and KHS varsity cheerleaders will go to Kings Island in Ohio in late August. The board also approved the cheerleaders' attendance at a camp at IUPUI in Indianapolis next month.

Additionally, the board approved a summer 2009 trip by the KHS Spanish Club to Mexico. Everyone attending will have to obtain travel and medical insurance and sign an agreement with the travel agency. The lone board member to vote against approving the trip was Kopp, She didn’t say why she cast a dissenting vote.

The board approved a resolution at the June 17 meeting for a technology grant received from the Indiana State Library. Then Interim Superintendent Ray Pavy said the grant will allow the libraries at CAB's elementary schools to be open some during the summer, helping to pay for this July and next June.

Changes to the KIS student handbook were also approved by the board at the June 17 meeting. Pavy described the changes as "very minimal in nature."

At the conclusion of the June 17 meeting, plaques were given to departing board members Mike Fruth, Debi Ware and Larry Selvidge for their service on the board. Fruth and Ware were defeated by challengers in the May 6 election; Selvidge did not seek reelection.


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