School board to look at bids

NEW ULM — The District 88 Board of Education will decide bids and an agreement with Lafayette Charter School (LCS) Thursday.

During its upcoming meeting, the board will look at the lowest of two bids for the Jefferson Elementary ceiling project. It will also hear an agreement with LCS for participation in middle school sports.

Two bids were opened on April 13, from ARR Construction LLC and Heymann Construction, with no contractors present.

ARR had the low bid of $112,267. Heymann’s bid was $116,672. The AAR Construction bid will be presented to the board for approval.

The board also will consider approving a school activity participation agreement. It will allow LCS students to join middle school athletics.

The agreement is restricted to only seventh and eighth-grade students. Each student will have to pay their activity fee and meet the middle school’s eligibility requirements.

LCS students must provide their own transportation and none will be allowed in varsity sports.

If enough LCS students participate to put the middle school over the threshold to hire additional coaching staff, the request will be denied.

For its part, District 88 will provide equipment and supervision for each activity.

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