Food, custodial contracts approved

June 20, 2018

HUNTINGTON — T he Cabell County Board of Education unanimously approved two contracts to purchase food and custodial supplies for the 2018-19 school year during its regular meeting Tuesday night at the board’s central office in Huntington.

U.S. Foods GPO Premier has been awarded a maximum $4,362,198 contract to provide food for the district through the year. Funding will be provided through the district’s Food Service Program.

For custodial supplies, General Sales Co. was awarded the contract, although the exact total cost was not released. Assistant Superintendent for Operations Kim Cooper commented that while General Sales had the second-to-lowest bid, it was selected based on the superior quality of its products — particularly the floor wax used in school hallways.

In other business, the board renewed two interagency agreements with Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center for the purpose of providing educational practice for students in the Cabell County Career Technology Center’s practical nursing program. The agreements must be renewed annually.

Two school trips for students at Cabell Midland High School were also approved.

The CMHS National Beta Club traveled to Savannah, Georgia, on Saturday, returning Thursday, to participate in the

National Senior Beta Convention and competitions.

The Cabell Midland football team will travel to Morgantown June 22-23 to participate in the West Virginia University Football 7-on-7 Lineman Challenge.

The Cabell County Board of Education next meets Monday, July 2, and will swear in its newest member, Carole Garrison, who will replace incumbent Alyssa Bond.

Garrison was elected to the board during the spring primary. Bond, who was appointed to the board after the resignation of board member Karen Nance, lost a write-in bid for the board, having taken office after the candidacy filing period ended.

Incumbents Mary Neely and Rhonda Smalley, who won re-election, will also be sworn in for another term.

Although regular business meetings are normally held on the first and third Tuesday of the month, state code dictates board members be sworn in on July 1 or the next business day.

Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. at the board’s central office at 2850 5th Ave. in Huntington and are always open to the public.

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