Local school board ROUNDUP

A roundup of recent activity by local school boards

∫ The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education approved a $93,885 bid from Nova Environmental Inc. for a new asbestos management plan. The bid included district asbestos inspections, recommendations for management, and warning labels and signage placements.

∫ The Hillman Community Schools Board of Education elected Kelly Burwell as board president, Jack Matthias as board vice president, Lorilee McGee as board secretary, and Leslie Cook as board treasurer for 2019. The board also scheduled meetings for the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m.

The board appointed Kristen Ertz as a new board member, with the position expiring Dec. 31, 2020.

The board also approved the resignation of Ryan Edgar as game manager and hired Gordon Cordes as a full-time bus driver.

∫ The Rogers City Area Schools Board of Education established goals for Superintendent Nick Hein in January. A few of the goals are to begin a school finance program, complete union contracts, and complete the selling or donation of the Grambau Center.

The board approved Devin Pommerenke as the board president, Larry Budnick as board vice president, Greg Zurakowski as board secretary, Ivy Cook as board treasurer, and Diane Schultz as board assistant secretary/treasurer. It also scheduled meetings for the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m., with workshops to be held at the same time on Aug. 26 and Nov. 25.

Paul Przybyla was hired as a new bus driver and Tammy Budnick was appointed to the parent advisory board.

∫ The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District Board of Education approved the retirement of Tony Suszek, effective June 30, after 40 years of working with the district.

The board also voted to purchase two new copy machines through the MiDeal Program with Miller Office Machines for $17,953. Both machines will have three-year warranties and maintenance rates for four years.

∫ The Alpena Community College Board of Trustees elected John Briggs as board chairperson, Thomas Townsend as board vice chairperson, Susan Stender as board treasurer, and appointed Jay Walterreit as board secretary. The positions will all run through Dec. 31, 2020, unless changed by the board.

The board also approved purchasing a new Haas Mini Mill for the Machine Tool Technology program at a price not to exceed $21,485, and approved purchasing three Konica-Minolta Bizhub 808 copiers at a price not to exceed $21,134.