One of the goals of our district’s Strategic Plan is to maximize the capacity, effectiveness and efficiency of all our current and future resources. Mentor Schools does this by operating our 17 facilities and grounds on a five-year Permanent Improvement (PI) Plan.
The PI Plan is funded on a one million dollar a year budget thanks to community support that was provided when the Board of Education asked voters to pass a levy recognizing the need to maintain and preserve our community’s public schools. The PI levy first passed in 1988 and has been renewed by our supportive community five times.
On Tuesday night, at May’s regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting, two six-figure paving projects were approved to be done over the summer in Mentor Public Schools. Both of these paving projects have been a part of the PI plan. And, good news, the bids for these projects came in $92,611 under budget.
The first project will repair our stadium drive and parking lots. Seven contractors bid on this project, and Chagrin Valley Paving earned the work with the lowest bid of $187,600. The estimated cost by our architect was $240,000.
The second project will complete paving work necessary at Brentmoor Elementary School including the parking lots and the playground. Six contractors placed bids to do this work, and Ohio Paving and Construction Company was awarded the job at $104,789. The estimated cost for the work at Brentmoor was $145,000.
We hope you find this information valuable as we continue our Financial Facts series. Thank you for your continued support of Mentor Public Schools.