East Palestine ends up paying more for turf at stadium

EAST PALESTINE — An error in a contract for the new turf at the Reid Memorial Stadium earlier this year has resulted in the district paying over $6,000 more than what was originally approved.

The board of education on Monday approved a modification to the contract that was originally approved on April 2. The modification corrected the typographical error in which an 8 was inadvertently written down instead of a 9, resulting in a $10,000 difference.

The total amount of the contract for the Motz Group for the field work was supposed to be $392,318 and the board incorrectly approved the contract at $382,318 during the April 2 meeting.

On Monday, the board approved the modified contract for a total amount of $388,593, since the company provided a $3,725 deduction that was the result of a credit applied to the high school for the pavement in the staging area to be removed and replaced.

Although still less than the original contract amount the final contract was $6,275 more than what was originally approved on April 2.

In other business, the board also approved:

— Non-renewing fall supplemental contracts for head and assistant volleyball coaches, head and assistant football coaches, the middle school football coaches, cross country coach, golf coach, girls tennis coach, head soccer coach, assistant soccer coach and middle school volleyball coaches. Non-renewing the supplemental contracts is routine business each year.

— Eric Sansenbaugher as substitute custodian.

— The East Palestine High School Marching Band field trip to Thiel College in Greenville, Pa. July 14-19, 2019.

— Two open enrollment students.

The next meeting was set for 6 p.m. Jan. 7.