The Reynoldsburg Board of Education approved two new contracts Sept. 17, one with EDWorks for consulting work and one for a roof-maintenance program.
Board members approved a one-year contract to pay EDWorks $75,000 for educational consulting, including professional development courses and a five-day summer institute for teachers.
The contract states the price is at a 30-percent discount to Reynoldsburg schools in return for the district providing meeting space for EDWorks staff and agreeing to act as a demonstration site for the company.
EDWorks consultants have advised district leaders on the designs of each of Reynoldsburg’s four high school academies and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) schools.
Board members also approved a contract with RAM USA, an engineering/consulting firm, for $46,390 to be paid this year and $53,115 to be paid annually for a term not to exceed four years.
District Business Manager Cliff Hetzel said the company will maintain all the district’s roofs in a five-year plan to keep them “healthy.”
“We have more than 1 million square feet of roofing in the district and recently upgraded these,” he said. “We decided to put together a five-year plan to keep these roofs healthy. The inspections will find any potential leaks before they become expensive problems.”
The firm provides infrared aerial inspections of the roofs and does preventive housekeeping and maintenance designed to keep roofs in “current, performing condition” over five years, according to the contract.