Pierre School Board Approves Bid For Roof Replacement At Georgia Morse Middle School

(KCCR) — The Pierre School Board held their monthly meeting Monday night at the Pierre School District Administration building. Board members found themselves sitting behind a new boardroom dais. Business Manager Darla Mayer says the new set-up for seating board members took a page from the Pierre City Commission after their move to a new building…

“We’re really excited about this; we had the opportunity to get some furniture that was constructed by Pheasantland Industries. We first became aware of this when we went to City Hall and saw some of their new furniture that they had purchased through Pheasantland Industries and that’s the inmate labor at the penitentiary that constructs items, and so we were able to put in an order and get some very nice furniture that will last us for many, many years to come for a very reasonable price.”
Noticeably absent from the meeting was Superintendent Dr. Kelly Glodt, who Board Chairman Randy Hartman says had a good excuse…

“Dr. Glodt has received the Superintendent of the Year for the State of South Dakota. He’s accepted that award and he is actually out in LA right now attending the National Superintendents’ Conference where he’s also up for Superintendent of the Year for the national, at the national level. So, we’re very excited for him and his family. This is not something he would ever talk about so, I hope you all send him emails and it’s just a neat thing to see him be rewarded for all the work that he does and the culture he creates in our district.”
Board members also approved a Harrisburg company’s bid to replace the roof at Georgia Morse Middle School…

“The low bid was from Great Plains Roofing of Harrisburg for 227,540 dollars. We received five total bids but theirs was quite a bit lower than all them as you can see…so we were happy about that. The original budgeted cost of the project was 225,000 dollars, but as we were looking more into the project this past fall and Koch Hazard had walked on the roof and was kind of looking at the work that needed to be done, their newest, most recent cost estimate was for 275,000 dollars, so the 227 comes in below that latest estimate and very close to the original budget for the project.”
Mayer says Capital Outlay funds will be used to cover the remainder of the roof replacement project.