School board holds special meeting

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer

The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education held a special meeting on Monday evening in the board room.
Board members met in the special session to award the bid for a window replacement project at Portales High School and James Elementary School. Bids were opened at 11 a.m. on Monday with two companies bidding on the project, said superintendent Randy Fowler.

The board voted to award the project bid to Wilson and Wilson General Contracting, Inc. The company, based out of Clovis, outbid LCI2, also of Clovis, by a $20,000 margin.

According to Fowler, LCI2 had been utilized for a window project prior to the one awarded today.

“Even though you prefer the same company do the project they are familiar with, with public funds you use the lowest bid,” Fowler said.

In other business:

• The board approved a cash transfer to repay a loan from June 30, 2006. The loan would be repaid to the operational fund in the amount of $15,711.74.

• A special board meeting will be held on June 5, for bid awards and architectural services.

• The regularly scheduled June board meeting has been moved to June 14 due to scheduling conflicts.

• Portales Schools staff and board members will be traveling to Albuquerque to attend the New Mexico School Boards Association School Law Conference June 8-9.