Penta awards bid to resurface campus road


PERRYSBURG – The Penta Career Center board has accepted a bid of more than $375,0000 to resurface one of its roads on campus.

At the Jan. 30 meeting, members unanimously approved a bid of $287,646 from the Shelly Company to resurface the ring road that encompasses the campus.

Also included was $101,107 for an alternate, which was the addition of an emergency entrance/exit road to Bates Road, for a total of $388,753.

The Shelly Company, of Findlay, provided the lowest bid.

Six companies bid for the project.

Also at the meeting, Timothy Ford was named assistant director, to take the place of Michael Harrigan, who has been named treasurer with an Aug. 1 start date.

Ford, who is currently supervisor of student services, was given a three-year contract, effective July 1, and will be paid $108,489 annually.

The board also approved the 2023-24 school calendar, which has first day of school for all students on Aug. 18 and the end of the second semester on May 23, 2024.

Superintendent Ed Ewers said that the calendar for April 2024 may change with the eclipse that will occur that month.

He said he will discuss later what may or may not be happening at the school on April 8, 2024.

Board member Paul Walker suggested the school purchase mandatory safety glasses for all students if school is in session.

Ewers said they may turn the eclipse into an educational lesson.

A total solar eclipse will occur when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the sun.

Wood County is within the path of totality with the eclipse beginning at 1:56 p.m. with the total eclipse occurring at 3:12 p.m.

Also at the meeting, the board:

• Approved membership with the Regional Growth Partnership Northwest Ohio, from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, at a cost of $20,000.

• Learned that “celebrate today, own tomorrow” will be the theme for Career-Technical Education month, which is February.

• Announced March 8 will be the board’s next meeting,

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