February 22, 2017 | Kimberly

February 22, 2017
8:30 a.m.

Special Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Champlin at 8:35 a.m. Present were trustees Mr. Giles (via phone), Mr. Nield (via phone) and Dr. Melvin. Also in attendance were Mr. Schroeder, Superintendent; Mrs. Cooper, District Clerk; and Darla Wadsworth, Transportation Director.

AGENDA: Dr. Melvin moved to call the meeting to order and approve the agenda as presented.  Mr. Nield seconded the motion.  The motion carried 3–0.

Mr. Giles joined via phone.

DISCUSS AND ACCEPT BUS BIDS: Darla Wadsworth, transportation director, reviewed the bus bids she received for a conventional (including 3 wheelchair tracking stations) and rear engine “pusher” bus as follows:


Bus Type

Bid Amount

Bryson Sales & Service

Blue Bird Conventional


Bryson Sales & Service

Blue Bird Rear Engine

$129,965.00 = lowest responsive bidder

Rush Truck Centers

International Conventional

$93,640.00 = low bid

Rush Truck Centers

International Rear Engine


Western Mountain Bus Sales

Thomas Conventional


Western Mountain Bus Sales

Thomas Rear Engine



Dr. Melvin moved to accept low bid from Rush Truck Center for the conventional school bus in the amount of $93,640.00. Mr. Giles seconded the motion. The motion carried 4-0.

Dr. Melvin moved to approve Mrs. Wadsworth’s recommendation pending our attorney’s advice for the rear engine “pusher” bus. The lowest responsive bidder (met all bid specs) was Bryson Sales & Service in the amount of $129,965.00. The motion carried 4-0.

ADJOURNMENT: Ryan Melvin moved to adjourn at 8:50 a.m. and Curtis Giles seconded the motion. The motion carried 4-0.