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School board rejects window project bid

Replacement of windows in the old portion of the Brady school building has been delayed again after school board members rejected a single bid offered during special meeting April 18.

CG Architects of North Platte had estimated the project would cost between $185,000 and $210,000.

District superintendent Bill Porter said only one bid of $249,800 came in from Steele’s Roofing and Construction of North Platte.

While there is money in the district’s building fund for the project, Porter said there isn’t that much.

“I think it might be kind of late in the year for this process,” Porter said.

The district now must wait for direction from the architect to proceed.

Porter said board members will meet with the architect to see if there is a way to lower the cost. If not, the board will reopen the project for bids a second time.

In other business, the district hired two new teachers for the 2012-13 school year.

Anthony Munter, a first-year teacher from North Platte, will be the 7-12 science teacher.

He replaces Erin Duncan, who resigned after one year in the school system.

Heather Wolf of Cozad, also a first-year teacher, will replace Cindy Kuklis as language arts teacher and media specialist.

Health issues have forced Kuklis to retire. She joined the Brady staff in 2000.

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