Roundup Public Schools
Homecoming week was a great success for the school district due in large part to our Pep Club advisor, Megan Coryell. Mrs. Coryell did a great job of organizing a powder puff football game and bonfire on Thursday night to start the Homecoming festivities. On Friday, the elementary students joined the junior-senior high school for a pep rally on the football field and then returned to the elementary playground for the parade. The floats completed by each class were very good and stayed in line with the theme for the week. Many community members and parents attended the parade, and the senior athletes completed the football toss up Main Street.
The high school volleyball teams started play at 1:30 on Friday afternoon against Wolf Point. All three volleyball teams won handily in front of a great crowd. The football team took the field against Wolf Point at 6:00. The team played well and earned their first victory of the year in front of ardent Panther fans. The people attending the football game were also treated to several pyrotechnic displays set off by John Perrella. It really was a night to remember. We aren’t sure if we will be able to have a Homecoming with the volleyball and football games on the same day in future years, as it will require another school sending their volleyball team for an afternoon game. Again, it was a great week and we certainly want to thank everyone that participated and helped in any way.
The Board of Trustees has advertised for an Owner’s Representative to work on the district’s behalf while building the new elementary and completing work at the junior senior high. The RFQ’s, Request for Qualifications, must be completed and in the District Office by 5:00 PM on Friday, October 10. The Trustees will review the RFQs at 6:00 on Monday, October 13, prior to the regular monthly meeting. At this time, the Trustees will make a decision on interviews and will set a date and time for those interviews.
The Board of Trustees has also advertised for Architect Firms for the school projects. These RFQs are due on Friday, October 17th at 5:00 PM in the District Office. The Trustees will then set a meeting to review the Architect qualifications and decide which firms to interview. The Trustees can hire a firm without interviewing if they choose. If the Trustees are comfortable hiring a firm without interviews, they can begin negotiations with the selected firm immediately. Until these two items are complete, final design on both projects are on hold.
At a special meeting of the Trustees on Monday, September 22nd, a timeline was established for selling the bonds. The Trustees met with Bridget Ekstrom from DA Davidson who will be the lead in selling the school bonds. Interest rates, actuarial timelines, and credit ratings for the school district were all discussed. Since the meeting, the District has been assistingDA Davidson and Dorsey Whitney in putting together the point of sale and bonding rating document. The bonds for the projects are schedule to sell between November 19 and November 25. Individuals will be able to purchase the bonds in increments of $5000.