Warsaw Board Moves Forward On Prop. S Improvements

The Warsaw R-9 Board of Education approved a bid from Stanley for Door Access Controls at their January 16 meeting.  According to Dr. Shawn Poyser, superintendent of schools, there is still paperwork that needs to be completed for the federal grant, but this is a huge savings for the district.
“This is a huge savings for our district and as promised in Prop S, we will be safer.  I have worked with Stanley in the past and their reputation precedes them,” said Poyser.
The Board also approved a combination bid from Meyer Electric for Indoor LED Lighting and Fire Alarm Systems. The total bid was for $376,500, which was $52,500 less than  projected.
“Meyer Electric is working on the new jail, and I worked with them when I was superintendent at Linn,” said Poyser. “They are a very reputable company. You may have heard we did not use locals for this job. Please keep in mind there are several things that need to happen with these projects. Depending on the amount and type of job we need to bid these projects. We are dealing with public money. The district advertises for 2 weeks in at least one publication (we used Benton County Enterprise) ,and we also set up a Pre-Bid meeting in the CLC in which FSG (our engineers) provide the specs and information needed for the project(s). We should not and cannot hire anyone who does not submit a bid.”
The Board also finalized a purchase agreement and a resolution authorizing Poyser to sign the closing papers on the lot near North school the district will be selling.
Assistant Superintendent Christian Meier gave an update regarding PD and the board approved the PD Plan, per the Governance Plan.
The spotlight was Steve Larson, the Voice of Democracy STATE winner.
“What a very deserving honor for Mr. Larson,” said Poyser. He’s had a great year and we are certainly proud of him!”
In closed session, the board went over Dr. Poyser’s evaluation and offered to extend his contract, which he accepted.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity to work here,” said Poyser.
On January 23, the Board of Education had a special board meeting to certify the ballot for the April School Board election. This is the year there are three positions available. The ballot will look like the following on April 7th.
Tracey Spry
Drew Burdick
Michael “Mac” Vorce
Amie L. Breshears
Leslie Grace
Reba Slavens
Also, in closed session, the Board voted to hire Shannon Deckard to replace Caleb Petet as North Elementary Principal for the 2020-21 school year. Her current position as assistant principal will not be filled.
not use locals for this job. Please keep in mind there are several things that need to happen with these projects. Depending on the amount and type of job we need to bid these projects. We are dealing with public money. The district advertises for 2 weeks in at least one publication (we used Benton County Enterprise) ,and we also set up a Pre-Bid meeting in the CLC in which FSG (our engineers) provide the specs and information needed for the project(s). We should not and cannot hire anyone who does not submit a bid.”
The Board also finalized a purchase agreement and a resolution authorizing Poyser to sign the closing papers on the lot near North school the district will be selling.
Assistant Superintendent Christian Meier gave an update regarding PD and the board approved the PD Plan, per the Governance Plan.
The spotlight was Steve Larson, the Voice of Democracy STATE winner.
“What a very deserving honor for Mr. Larson,” said Poyser. He’s had a great year and we are certainly proud of him!”
In closed session, the board went over Dr. Poyser’s evaluation and offered to extend his contract, which he accepted.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity to work here,” said Poyser.
On January 23, the Board of Education had a special board meeting to certify the ballot for the April School Board election. This is the year there are three positions available. The ballot will look like the following on April 7th.
Tracey Spry
Drew Burdick
Michael “Mac” Vorce
Amie L. Breshears
Leslie Grace
Reba Slavens
Also, in closed session, the Board voted to hire Shannon Deckard to replace Caleb Petet as North Elementary Principal for the 2020-21 school year. Her current position as assistant principal will not be filled.
 

Category: