CAM School Board approves multi-purpose facility bid


January 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The CAM School Board met Monday night in Anita, and voted on approving a bid for a new multipurpose building. Superintendent Steve Pelzer said the approved a low bid of $584,800 from Jensen Builders in Ames, for the construction of the facility to be located near the North Elementary School in Anita.

The structure is being funded through the district’s Capital Projects, statewide penny sales tax and the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy. It’s money the district already has and will not add to the district patrons’ tax burden. Construction is slated to begin as soon as the school year ends, with completion by August 20th.

Pelzer said also, the CAM School Board renewed it contract with Driver’s Education Instructor Dick Strittmatter, for classes that begin near the end of February. Strittmatter has taught the course for the past seven-years. And, Pelzer says the board voted to leave the cost for Driver’s Education tuition unchanged from last year. He says it’s $250 for a full-paying student and $195 for reduced-cost students.

Pelzer said also, the board approved the resignation of Erin Hagen, the K-12 Talented and Gifted teacher, who has been with the district for a couple of years. She will be moving to Chicago effective at the end of the current school year.