BOE awards Thorsby greenhouse bid (updated)

Published 5:34 pm Tuesday, January 21, 2014

At a regular meeting Tuesday, the Chilton County Board of Education awarded two bids, one of which was for a greenhouse at Thorsby High School.

The board awarded the greenhouse bid to BWI Companies out of Granbury, Texas, for $45,501.90.

Instead of building two greenhouses at the same time as originally planned, schools Superintendent Dave Hayden said he and Chilton County Career Tech Supervisor Tommy Glasscock determined making sure everyone is satisfied with the first greenhouse before building another would be more practical.

Hayden said the decision to build one greenhouse at a time was an “abundance of caution for dealing with an unknown company.”

The board also awarded a $27,000 bid to SchoolinSites for web hosting, or providing storage space and access on the Internet for websites, in Chilton County schools.

The board approved the following school and shop requests:

•Clanton Elementary and Clanton Intermediate – Approval of TIGER Trails staff.

•Clanton Intermediate – Approval for Trish Karn to apply for Alabama Teacher of the Year and all that possibly winning may involve; and approval of Sarah Chapin as a certified substitute ($71.25 per day) and Tiffany Collins as a certified substitute ($71.25 per day).

•Jemison High – Approval for George Martin, band members and boosters to travel to Atlanta for a presentation at Centennial Olympic Park on April 24 and return the evening of April 25.

•Maplesville – Approval to pay Luke Corona an hourly supplement to direct spring band activities.

•Bus Shop – Approval of drivers and supplemental pay for additional bus routes and bus service.

•LeCroy Career Technical Center – Permission to use a school bus and pay a driver, Clyde Sims, $15 per trip to transport Health Science students for clinical rotations; and permission for Tim Littlefield, Collision and Repair instructor, to travel to Grand Prairie, Texas, for professional development from March 31 to April 4.