Marlboro school board signs contract for custodial services

MARLBORO – The Marlboro K-8 School District Board of Education has entered into an agreement with the municipality to provide custodial services to Marlboro’s schools and municipal buildings.

During a recent meeting of the school board, a contract was awarded to Pritchard Industries, Florham Park, for the 2018-19 academic year. The firm’s bid of $2.1 million was the lowest of four responsive bidders. The contract includes an option to extend the agreement for two additional school years.

According to the agreement, the school district will pay $2.05 million and the township will pay $92,279 for custodial services.

In other business, the board awarded a bid to JADS Construction, South River, for paving improvements at the Marlboro Middle School, Route 520. The firm’s $344,900 total bid was the lowest of seven responsive bidders. The bid was divided into a base bid and four alternate bids that will account for other projects at the board’s discretion.

Business Administrator Cindy Barr-Rague said the base bid of $112,432 would cover the cost of paving the entrance driveway and a parking lot to the right of the entrance driveway.

The first alternate bid of $103,600 covers improvements and the extension of the paving that leads behind the school. The second alternate bid of $26,175 covers the paving of the bus parking area. The third alternate bid of $45,933 covers paving around an island near the exit. The fourth alternate bid of $56,760 covers paving the exit driveway, according to Barr-Rague.

Finally, the board appointed Dana Blair to serve as the director of special services at Marlboro Middle School. Her annual salary will be $125,246. Blair will replace Jennifer Zona, who resigned from the position.