The Erie School Board rejects a change to the bidding process that had opponents crying foul at tonight’s board meeting.
At issue was a recommendation by the district’s state-appointed financial administrator. In his plan for the future, Charles Zogby proposed bidders no longer be required to take part in apprenticeship programs. Any change could affect the bidding for the district’s 80 million dollar building renovation plan. But the school board voted eight – one against making the recommended change.
“The school district is an institution of education and they’ve done a fantastic job, fantastic. But educators need to stick together it’s important we all stick together and bolster apprenticeship programs,” said Tj Sandell of Great Lakes Building & Construction Trades.
School Superintendent Brian Polito says the district wanted to resolve this issue because they plan to put out bids for construction next week.