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Jasper board approves fuel bids


KINGSTON — The Jasper School District board of Education held its regular monthly meeting in Kingston on Monday, Sept. 18. Some orders of business required accepting bids for fuel, a roofing bid for Oark Elementary School and an HVAC unit for the Oark School's cafeteria.
The fuel bid decision was a holdover from last month. Superintendent Dr. Candra Brasel negotiated the purchase of propane tanks from the supplier after the supplier failed to keep the tanks supplied on occasion last year. This allowed the school district to go out for bids this year. The district also received bids for gasoline and diesel fuel.
The propane bids received from Anderson's, Scott Petroleum and MFA were all fairly close together. But when reviewing gas and diesel bids, MFA was lower than Brazil Oil which supplies Jasper and Kingston and Motion Fuel that supplies Oark School. MFA would service all schools and quoted a prize of $3.77 for non-ethanol gasoline. Rather than dividing the contracts the board elected to simplify matters and accept MFA's bids for all three fuel products.
Meyer Roofing of Mountain Home was selected to put a roof recover at the Oark School. The quoted price was $28,720.
Johnstone Supply of Springdale was selected to supply the HVAC supplies and materials at a cost of $11,331.19.
The board voted to release funds for the purchase of Chromebooks for students.

In other business, the board approved financial documentation including the Statement of Assurances for federal programs, approved the 2023-2024 budget and the American Rescue Plan - Use of Funds.
The board approved general disclosure statements for contracting with employees for goods or services.
Student transfer petitions were received and approved. Five students are transferring from the Harrison School District to the Jasper School District. Five students are transferring rom the Deer/Mt. Judea School District to the Jasper School District. One student from the Jasper School District is transferring to the Deer/Mt. Judea School District.
Under personnel, the board accepted the resignations from Patricia Patrick, Kingston paraprofessional, Randy Guhr, maintenance supervisor and bus driver effective Dec. 31, 2024 and Margi Rutledge, district technology director effective June 28, 2024.
New hires for the 2023-2024 school year are Jasper, Gina Lackey, interventionist; student cafeteria worker Landon Brown and homebound tutor Tadera Wiseman.
The next school board meeting will be Oct.16 at the Oark School campus.