The Bellevue School Board rated Superintendent Robb Smith as exemplary in all seven categories of its annual review.
The categories are Strategic Leadership, Educational Leadership, Cultural Leadership, Human Resources Leadership, Managerial Leadership, Collaborative Leadership, and Influencing Leadership.
“Dr. Smith is passionate about education in public schools,” the board said in its comments. “He is highly respected by his peers, the administrative team, the staff and the community. Dr. Smith has a clear vision for our district and works collaboratively to ensure that every graduate student is ready for an academic career and is prepared for a successful transition to adulthood. Board of Education appreciates their dedication, expertise and ongoing efforts to provide the best possible education for every student. “
Superintendent Smith was very grateful. He said he was grateful to the board for trusting him and giving him the freedom to make decisions.
Separately, Joe Hayes of architecture firm Ehmet Hayes came to last week’s board meeting to take stock of the bids received for major renovation projects at Grandview Elementary School and Bellevue High School. There were four bids, and the lowest bid was from Leo S. Brielmaier.
His offer was $ 100,000 less than the engineer’s estimate, so the board was very pleased.
As previously stated by News from the river city, the gymnasium near the football field is slated for an upgrade and a new roof while both schools are expected to have new roofs. Bathroom renovations are also planned for the school.
Smith asked how long is expected for the new roofs and was told it would be around five months.
“It doesn’t take five months for a roof to be done,” Smith said.
Hayes explained that the duration is due to the difficulty of accessing the membrane.
The board approved the offer.
The council also accepted the state’s offer of $ 5.7 million to be used for future renovations to Grandview Elementary, which would add to what is already planned. The money is tied to federal relief funds.
-Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN collaborator