The Fremont Board of Education approved a sponsorship agreement between Fremont High and Archbishop Bergan Catholic High School for boys and girls bowling during Monday night’s meeting.
“Fremont High School and Archbishop Bergan have been co-oping for bowling for the past two years – this is an extension of the agreement,” said Scott Anderson, FHS activities director.
FHS and Bergan currently also co-op for soccer, swimming, tennis, baseball and softball.
Bleacher replacements for the Al Bahe Gymnasium at FHS were accepted from a bid by Carroll Seating for $358,355.47. The replacement project will begin in 2023 and be completed prior to the start of the 2023 fall sports season.
Early dismissals at Fremont High School for the hosting of extracurricular activities were approved:
● December 2, 2022 – Noon dismissal for John McMullen Wrestling Invite
● January 20, 2023 – 1:30 p.m. dismissal for the Speech & Debate Tournament
● April 14, 2023 – Noon dismissal for the Pat Murphy Track & Field Invitational
Bids were accepted on June 30 for the Lenihan Indoor Air Quality Project. Three contractors submitted pricing. D.R. Anderson, the apparent low bidder ($2,649,000) submitted a notation of an irregularity in their bid – not including the scope for replacement of the curved clerestory in the Sensory Garden.
The second-lowest bidder also noted an irregularity for the same scope of work. The third bidder’s proposal did not include a similar notation. In addition to the irregularities, all bids were in excess of the pre-bid budget for the project.
The board of education denied all bids and will re-bid the project. In order to remedy the lack of competitive pricing on the curved
clerestory, this scope of work will be included as an alternate. Bids are due by 9 a.m. July 22 and will be awarded during a special meeting at 6 p.m. July 26.
Hausmann Construction’s final agreement for the Construction Manager at Risk for the FHS construction projects was approved by the board.
The board approved the purchase of property at 319 W Washington Street, Fremont for $120,000.00.
“This purchase is the last of four properties secured to allow for the rebuilding of Washington Elementary school on the playfields to the west,” said Brad Dahl, associate superintendent.
The district continues to work with a local landowner on the purchase of a school site on the east side of Fremont for the rebuilding of Clarmar Elementary School.
Gerst Painting’s services were approved to prep and paint walls, door frames and window frames in the 2002 addition of Milliken Park Elementary. The services of Sawyer Construction were approved for concrete removal, repair and/or replacement at Bell Field Elementary, Davenport Elementary, Fremont Middle School, Johnson Crossing Academic Center, Grant Elementary, Howard Elementary and Linden Elementary.
In other action, the board approved revisions to the FPS student handbooks, employee handbooks and student tuition rates.