More change orders approved for SF Intermediate School

Published Jul 25, 2013 at 12:42 pm (Updated Jul 25, 2013 at 12:42 pm)

The new South Fayette Intermediate School building is on track for its Aug. 10 grand opening. According to Superintendent Dr. Bille Rondinelli, the district received occupancy permits for the building on July 22, which was the projected substantial-completion date.

At its July 24 voting meeting, the school board approved three change orders for the new building, including a $2,940 change order to delete a sliding grille door and add two overhead grilles in the cafeteria, as well as $449 to raise sprinkler piping for coiling doors at the cafeteria entrance. Also, a $3,493 change order to add gas valves at the main gas line in the school’s mechanical room was approved.

An open house for the new school will be held 9 a.m. Aug. 10.

The board also approved new configurations for the elementary, intermediate and middle schools for next year. The elementary school will house students from grades K-2, the intermediate school will house grades 3-5, and the middle school will house grades 6-8. The high school will remain grades 9-12.

Also, the district has found a purchaser for the trailers used at the elementary school, as the trailers will no longer be needed with the addition of the new school. Grimm Trailer Sales of Enon Valley should be finished hauling away the trailers by the end of July, at no cost to the district.

In other business at the meeting, the board approved lunch prices for the 2013-14 school year. The prices will remain the same as last year and are as follows: Regular meals will be $2 at the elementary school and $2.20 at the intermediate, middle and high schools. Regular staff or adult meals will be $2.95. Premium meals will be $2.40 at the elementary school, and $2.50 at the intermediate, middle and high schools. Premium meals for adults or staffers will be $3.25.

The board also approved the purchase of 186 computers at a total cost of $128,898 with lease financing through PNC Bank at a rate of 1.75 percent over 36 months with a $1 buyout at the end of the lease. Monthly payments will be $3,677. The purchase was planned for in the 2013-14 budget.

The board approved three-hour delays in the high school for the administration of the Keystone Exams during the December and May testing windows. Only the students being tested will report to school at the regular start time and the remainder of the high school students would report on a three-hour delay schedule, starting at 10:20 a.m.

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