RTM School Board Awards Bid Contracts, Accepts Several Teacher Retirements
The school board also denied public access to the Penncrest weight room.
Along with several regular points of business, the Rose Tree Media School District Board of School Directors awarded a few bid contracts at its meeting Thursday night.
For the Penncrest bleacher replacement, the board received nine requests from vendors for a bid package and received five bids.
The board unanimously awarded the bleacher replacement bid to L.J. Paolella, in an amount not to exceed $744,660. L.J. Paolella was the lowest, responsible bidder.
For the Glenwood gym floor and divider partition replacement, the board received five requests from vendors for a bid package and received three bids.
The board unanimously awarded the gym floor replacement and divider partition bid to L.J. Paolella Construction, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $61,286. L.J. Paolella was the lowest, responsible bidder.
In separate school district news, Penncrest’s athletic director and principal, brought a proposal to the board suggesting the Penncrest High School weight room be opened for public usage.
The weight room is currently open to all students and Chip Olinger, the athletic director, received several requests from alumni to use the facility, according to the meeting agenda packet.
The board discussed cost, security and liability regarding the matter. Penncrest administration did not support the proposal, according to the agenda packet. The committee agreed with the administration’s recommendation and denied access of the weight room to the public.
The board also accepted the retirement of several teachers, which are effective June 21, 2011.
At Glenwood Elementary the following teacher will retire:
Deborah Ney, Music Teacher
At Indian Lane Elementary the following teacher will retire:
Karen Pawlewicz, Elementary Teacher
At Media Elementary the following teachers will retire:
Katherine Echeverria, Reading Teacher
Carol Mitchell, Reading Teacher
At Springton Lake Middle School the following teachers and staff will retire:
Jacqueline Baker, Health and Physical Education Teacher
John Baker, Science Teacher
John Best, Math Teacher
Brian Bortnicker, Guidance Counselor
Rosanna Denney, Language Arts Teacher
Mary Ann Grassano, Special Education Teacher
Elizabeth McKelvey, Reading Teacher
LaVerne Motley, Librarian
Cynthia Stephens, Language Arts Teacher
Anthony Tolomeo, Language Arts Teacher
At Penncrest High School the following teacher will retire:
Judith Ricketts, Business Teacher
The following non-instructional staff will retire:
William Miller, Bus Driver