Members of the Alta school board approved and accepted bids from several companies last week for a project to remodel the kitchen in the elementary school building.
The board approved a bid from Taylor Industries of Sioux Falls, S.D., of $17,826.40 for several items, including a convection oven ($8,156.40), a dishwasher ($5,930), a dishtable ($1,900), a disposer ($1,315), a pre-rinse unit ($175), and freight costs ($350).
A bid of $10,398.75 for plumbing and duct work in the kitchen from Bodholdt Brothers of Storm Lake was accepted, and the board also approved a bid from Alta Floor Covering for $850 for tile in the dishwashing area.
The board also accepted a bid of Nepple Electric of Alta of $11,229.50 for electrical box and electrical work and a bid of $1,647.30 from M.S. Door Services, Ltd. of Storm Lake for a roll-up fire door.
All bids are on file in the office of the superintendent.
In other school board news:
The board approved the resignation of Michael Hohenstein as assistant wrestling coach, and approved the hiring of Michael Lester as assistant wrestling coach for the 2003-04 school year.
Members approved a 4.32 percent salary increase with PPO 750 insurance provided for all eligible employees of the school district.
The board approved the hiring of Angela Meyer as board secretary beginning July 1. Meyer, who will replace board secretary Julia Brundeen, will receive a salary of $26,000.
Brundeen accepted a position as the secretary at the new Alta Middle School earlier this year, and will assist Meyer leading up to July 1.
Board members interviewed three finalists for the open high school principal position late yesterday afternoon, and were expected to make a decision last night. The Alta section of the Pilot-Tribune went to press before the board's decision was announced. Complete coverage of the decision will be in next week's edition.