The meeting began at 5:58 p.m. at the Transportation Building.
Technology Update – Greg Boettger, Director of Facilities and Technology was unable to attend the
meeting, so Mr. Gladbach shared there were not any updates for technology or safety/security.
CTE Building and Storage Unit – Dr. Robert Moore, Assistant Superintendent shared Dr. Rippe, Mr.
Gladbach and a group of administrators visited CTE buildings in Columbus and Grand Island to get a
better understand of their programs. Also, Dr. Rippe and Dr. Moore toured a CTE facility in Topeka,
Kansas while attending the NFUSSD Conference.
The district continues to work with partners to identify the programs and curriculum that will be offered
to students, along with the identifying the teaching staff. The goal is to have the first program begin for
the 2020 school year.
Bill Richards, Director of Activities and Grounds reported the buildings continue to have items delivered
to the storage facility, with Andy Severson, Head Custodian organizing and conducting an inventory of
Mr. Gladbach reported the safety/security, along with the wireless technology for the building was
approved at the October 7th Board meeting. The two projects should be completed in the next few weeks.
2020 Projects – Mr. Gladbach continues to work with engineers to develop plans for Two Springs,
Leonard Lawrence, and Wake Robin for the building projects during the summer of 2020.
Also, at the September 9th Board meeting it was approved for GP Architecture to purchase a new chiller
for Fairview and to create the RFP and solicit bids for the installation. Mr. Gladbach shared the district
will ask the Board to approve the proposal from Trane to purchase two chillers. The other chiller will be
installed at Two Springs during which projects are slated to begin the summer of 2020. The cost of the
two chillers would be $238,680 with installation being an additional cost.
Energy Audit – Advanced Engineering Services (AES) completed a utility usage cost analysis over the
last year since installing the VRF system into Betz and Peter Sarpy. Mr. Gladbach shared there has been
approximately a 24% – 27% savings in energy. (This is a combination between gas and electric.) A report
will be presented to the Board with additional information.
Pay Requests – The following pay requests will be submitted to the Board for approval at the November
4th Board of Education meeting.
East High Gym Rood (Bradco) $59,744.40
East/West/Lewis & Clark Track (Midwest) $9,126.18
Lied Activity Center (New Wave) $274,937.40
Bellevue East HVAC – Mr. Gladbach reported AES and the commissioning agent continue to work on
balancing the system. The major components of the project are completed with a few minor items to fine
tune, which should be completed in the next 30-60 days.
Bellevue East Main Gym Roof –The flashing work for the perimeter has yet to be started. Mr. Gladbach
continues to reach out to Bradco to complete the project.
Bellevue East Main Roof – The work over the main roof area has been completed and the warranty has
been issued. The inspector is holding the warranty over the auditorium until the smoke vents are
installed. The work is anticipated to be completed in November.
Bellevue East Pool – The pool filter and UV system has been completed at the Bellevue East. The pool
is in full usage.
Track Projects – Mr. Gladbach reported all the new tracks have been completed. The final punch lists
have been completed based on the input from the civil engineer.
Transportation – Rich Casey, Director of Transportation shared at the October 7th Board meeting the
approval was given to solicit bids for two Bluebird large propane buses, two service trucks, three transit
vans, and one box truck. The bids will be shared with the Committee once received, then presented at the
December 9th Board meeting for approval to purchase.
OPPD Rebates – There were not any updates at this time. Since the Bellevue East, Belleaire, and
Birchcrest VRF projects are completed, Mr. Gladbach will begin the process of submitting applications
for the 2019 OPPD rebates.
Website Review – The BPS Bond website will be updated in the next few weeks.
The Committee adjourned the meeting at 6:29 p.m. The next meeting will be November 21st at the Career
and Technical Education Building. After the meeting Rich Casey, Director of Transportation gave a tour
of the transportation buildings to some of the Committee members.
Board Secretary, Tricia Richards