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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bloomfield Hills School Board Meeting March 1st

At a recent School Board meeting, School Superintendent, Robert Glass used a portion of the Agenda called “Strategic Plan Update” to respond to critics and queries concerning the district’s proposed Wellness center.

 Glass said that the idea is still in its early stages. The proposed facility is according to Glass, “An effort for us to be innovative and find ways to control health care costs “.

A primary care facility which provides district employees with wellness plans has been mentioned.

School Board President Ingrid Day said  to refute misinformation, the district not interested creating  a spa or workout room for its employees.

Cost has yet to be determined. Glass said that issue and other related “wellness center” matters would be discussed by the School Board and the Community Partnership Committees before any decisions are made.

In prefacing his update, Glass said, “The last thing we need are false rumors,” and later added “We can put that to bed, I think.”

Maybe not. School Board Officials denied an article published elsewhere which stated a time table was already in place for the Wellness Center with a launch date of July 1st..

In other developments the Board approved a one year contract extension for French Associates to provide architectural and engineering jobs . The work is to be approved and budgeted on a project by project basis.

 French and Associates provided the lowest five year remodel/renovate fee average, based on a Response Pricing Form. That form analyzed six different project budgets over a five year period.

Site interviews were then conducted by Brian Goby  Director of Facilities , and Harry Tremonti, and Bruce Coltman who are both Physical Plant Service mangers.

The school board also approved replacement of a 15 year old GM Sierra Dump Truck with that of a 2012 Sierra 3500 4WD. After being fitted with a dump body the total cost of the equipped truck is $34,111.

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