The Manhattan-Ogden School Board on Wednesday will discuss moving forward with design projects related to bond construction.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave.
The district has three projects that are moving into design development: College Hill Early Childhood, Eugene Field Early Childhood and the new Blue Township elementary school. Additional parking spaces at Amanda Arnold Elementary construction documents are also nearly ready for bids. Construction of the parking lot will be bid out this month, and the rest of the projects for the school next summer.
The board will also discuss moving forward with tearing down part of the Keith Roll Maintenance Center and Strong School and rebuild in the same location. Trisha Brooke-Fruendt, the district owner’s representative through the process, said they would use the bond funds allocated for the project, as well as $480,000 in capital outlay funds the district had set aside for the maintenance center. If approved, the board would allow Gould Evans of Kansas City to provide architectural design, site surveys, and civil and structural engineering for the project for $85,457. Gould Evans is the design team for the support services sites like the maintenance center.
At the meeting, the board will also consider a partnership with Pawnee Mental Health Services and the School Mental Health Initiative.
The district would receive coaching and different resources for mental health practices.
Board members will additionally consider purchasing new laptops. The laptops for Manhattan High School from Riverside Technology of South Sioux City, South Dakota, would cost $14,700.