BOE reflects on project management – GREAT BEND TRIBUNE

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will discuss plans for moving forward with upcoming projects when it meets at 5 p.m. on Monday, January 10 at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road.

Last month, the board approved the purchase of a property at 625 E. 10th St., owned by Central Power Systems & Services, for $1.55 million. The site will eventually house maintenance, transportation, guard and food services. Superintendent Khris Thexton said he plans to hire a construction manager at risk (CMAR) to help with the project. This will first require a public hearing, which will be held at Monday’s meeting.

The board will assess the suitability of CMAR delivery for future projects and will also take public input on the proposed plan to use a CMAR for the future remodeling of the 625 E. 10th St. building.

After that, the administration recommends the approval of the board of directors to publish the notice of publication of a request for qualifications for the construction manager at risk.

Other agenda items include school board member recognition, Kansas Seal of Biliteracy annual report, second reading of policy changes, COVID-19 operations update, application approvals fundraising 2022-23, the modification of the mandates of the directors and the fixing of the dates of meetings, and approval of the estimates for the commercial mowers.

There will be reports on curriculum adoptions, staff, Education Foundation mini-grants, contributions and grants, and projects.

An executive session to discuss each employee’s performance is also on the agenda.