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Board Update 2/26/18

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Discussion Items

Agenda Item 4.0

Award of Bid for Refuse/Recycling Service – 4.01
A call to bid was opened on February 14, 2018, for refuse/recycling services which requested vendors to bid on providing service for both general refuse and recycling pickup service for a one-year term with an option for two additional one-year renewals upon CCSD59’s satisfaction and acceptance of the vendor’s prior year’s performance and service.

Six bids were received with the recommended low bid submitted by Republic Services for completing the work specified for an approximate monthly total of $4,114.70. The board will take action on the recommended bid acceptance at the March 12, 2018, board meeting.

Board Financial Workshop – 4.02
As part of the district’s ongoing commitment to balance the budget by 2020, the administration presented a list of tentative operational savings to reduce expenditures by $5.1 million for the 2018-19 school year budget. The budget process will continue through the next four months, and the final budget will be presented to the board for approval at the August 27, 2018, board of education meeting.

To view the presentation slides for the financial workshop, please click on the link below.

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Action Items

Agenda Item 6.0

WAN and Dedicated Internet Request for Proposals – 6.01
As part of the 2018-19 E-Rate efforts, the district issued requests for proposals regarding WAN (wide area network) and dedicated internet services.

After fully evaluating proposals from all vendors, the board awarded the contracts to Comcast as follows:

  • WAN Services: Contract awarded for $426,600 with an E-Rate discount of 80% (revised annually) for a total overall net cost to the district of $85,320.
  • Dedicated Internet: Contract awarded for $97,200 with an E-Rate discount of 80% (revised annually) for a total overall net cost to the district of $19,440.

The board approved a 36-month contract for a total cost of $523,800 with an E-Rate discount of 80% (revised annually) for a total overall net cost to the district over the three year period of $104,760.

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