WH board accepts bids on assorted items

The White Hall School Board approved purchase bids on three items at a Tuesday night meeting.

Unanimously accepted were bids of $66,827 from Krebs Brothers of North Little Rock for a new, installed steamer unit in the high school cafeteria; $28,079.78 from CPG Inc. of Uniontown, Ohio, for 840 cases of 20 pound-weight copy paper; and $10,674.38 from The Southern Company of North Little Rock for new, installed electronic gasoline pumps at the district’s bus garage.

Superintendent Larry Smith told directors they could expect to be faced with allotting funds to replace additional cafeteria steamers as the units are up to 30 years old and replacement parts are no longer available.

Smith said the current gas pumps have been outdated for some time too.

The board accepted an offer of $784 from R&R Used Auto Sales on the sale of a district-owned 2001 Dodge van that has been replaced.

As required by law once every two years, the board gave a collective nod to updated and approved components of a 10-year facility master plan. The plan can be revamped at any time should situations warrant alterations, the superintendent pointed out.

Also approved by the board were use requests of the high school dining area and stage for the White Hall Sports Hall of Fame’s annual banquet on May 13, and the high school media center for a Judith Wright-led March educational tour-planning session on Jan. 28.

Smith briefly discussed an upcoming national school board conference in New Orleans and encouraged the board to decide which directors would be attending.

Deputy Superintendent Heath Bennett gave a report on the district’s financial status, and Deputy Superintendent Bill Mitchell reported on facility and transportation matters.