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Rich School Board moves forward with bond issue work

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 6th, 2012


RANDOLPH ó The Rich County School Board met Sept. 19.

A recognition ceremony for superintendent Dale Lamborn was made, due to him receiving the state superintendent of the year award.

Several new teachers in the district were introduced. These teachers include: Louie Stuart, Michelle Hatch and Josh Sulser.

John Crandall, with George K. Baum and Co., was present. He told the board a parameters resolution needs to be adopted, a pricing committee needs to be identified, and a savings threshold will need to be determined to move forward with the districtís bond issue. The pricing date of the bonds has tentatively been scheduled for present value savings of roughly $294,000. Burdette Weston made a motion to approve the pricing committee, consisting of the board president, vice president, superintendent and business administrator. The motion was seconded by Ralph Johnson and carried 5-0.

Pete Cornia made a motion to approve a savings threshold of $250,000. That motion was also seconded by Ralph Johnson, and carried 5-0.

Tammy Calder made a motion to consider the adoption of a resolution of the board of education authorizing the issuance and sale of not more than $3.2 million aggregate principal amount of its general obligation refunding bonds, series 2012; and related matters. The motion was seconded by Ralph Johnson, and carried 5-0.

Capital projects were next discussed. Mr. Mike Williamson provided bids for the lighting project in the Rich High School auditorium. GTS was the lowest bidder. The lighting board is the most crucial part of the project, according to Williamson, who noted he will use budgeted funds to pay for the shipping and handling of the equipment. The motion was approved unanimously.

Superintendent Lamborn discussed a proposed bus route to Deseret. Board policy suggests that, while 10 students at each destination are required, it is still at the boardís discretion to approve such an addition. The county hasnít maintained the Deseret Road, which is a concern. Two residents who were present said it is a hardship for families in that area to provide transportation for their children who attend school. The board made no decision on the matter.

Pete Cornia made a motion to approve Christmas gifts for district employees. The gifts will be either turkey, ham or beef steaks. The motion was approved. Pete Cornia also suggested that the district have a memorial in the school for county residents who have been killed while serving in the military. School administrators indicated they would look into the idea and see where the best place for such a memorial would be.











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