The current Pittsburg USD 250 Board of Education will conduct its final meeting on Monday before two new members join the group.

The current Pittsburg USD 250 Board of Education will conduct its final meeting on Monday before two new members join the group.
The meeting is set to take place at 5:30 p.m. on Monday at the Bevan Education Center.
The meeting will be the final one for board members Mike Joy and Al Mendez. Joy did not seek re-election to the board during April’s election and Mendez was defeated by incumbents Dawn McNay, John Clark and challenger Joan Fields.
Fields, who won a four-year term to the board, will be one of two new members installed at the next meeting after Monday’s. Todd Biggs, who defeated Howard Smith for a two-year term, also will join the board at its next meeting.
Included on the agenda for Monday’s meeting is consideration of bids for new lockers for the Pittsburg Community Middle School athletic room. The board will be urged to accept a bid from Girard-based Indoff, Inc., for the amount of $66,188. Other bids included one of $70,000 from Lyon Workspace out of Webb City, Mo., and one of $85,500 from EIP in High Ridge, Mo.
The board also will be asked to accept a maintenance proposal from Choice Technology for $17,500. The service proposal from the Joplin-based company will handle the maintenance of the district’s phone system.
It will also be recommended that board approve spending $17,800 to Wes Cavin Painting to provide preventative maintenance painting. The proposal request for this summer’s painting rotation was for all exterior painted steel except for canopy and canopy railing. This includes exterior doors, frames and all hand rails at the district’s six schools.
The district implemented a preventative maintenance painting program in 2006. Each summer, the district enlists many district employees to paint classrooms and small miscellaneous touch-ups inside various locations.
The board also will consider a bid of $12,901 from Edline Technology to redesign and host the district’s Web site. The district has studied redesigning its Web site for the past year as a way of being “more helpful and useful to students, staff and patrons.” The new Web site will have several features such as a staff secured Web site, available teacher Web sites, online forms and more. The start-up cost is $12,901. More than $9,700 of that cost is expected to be paid for with a Federal Title II D grant.
The board also will consider spending $28,291 to add curbing to the bus drive at George Nettels Elementary School. The curbing is expected to prevent water flow from the building and paved areas to the properties on the west side of the school. The request for the curbing was made by the Pittsburg City Zoning Commission.