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U-46 ratifies settlement, various expenditures
By Seth Hancock
The Board of Education in School District U-46 unanimously approved of without discussion a settlement agreement and $329,303 over two expenditure proposals among other items at its meeting on Monday, Nov. 4.
The settlement agreement pertained to the case Darnell Gibson v. School District U-46. No information was provided on the matter.
The expenditures included a $188,239 item, which will come from the education fund, with Connection Public Sector for three years of the Kaspersky anti-virus software
“The Kaspersky anti-virus software protects district computers against viruses, spyware and other malicious computer attacks,” the proposal stated.
Also approved was a $141,064 proposal (operations and maintenance fund) for snow removal services split between three contractors: Valley Enterprises ($80,580), KCG Management ($38,484) and TNT Landscape Construction ($22,000). The contract lasts for three years with a possible three-year extension.
U-46 splits the district into 10 regions and KCG came in with the lowest bid on all 10 regions with a total cost of $109,194.
“The additional snow removal services are required due to the capacity of the district to only complete a portion of the required services in house,” the proposal states. “While one contractor was the low bidder on every zone in the district, the breakdown of zones is due to any one contractor’s ability to complete their work in the time allotted with the equipment they have dedicated to the district.”
Also approved unanimously was $10.1 million in itemized bills, a personnel report and workers’ compensation cases which included one new position for an assistant principal at Elgin’s Lowrie Elementary School and an arrangement and planning letter from RSM US, LLP. Regarding the audit of the Northern Kane County Regional Career and Technical Education System budget.
Dale Burnidge, director of financial operations, said regarding the audit letter: “This is for the Northern Kane audit, and it outlines the responsibilities between management and the audit firm.”