Friday, December 12, 2014
Joplin R-8 to pay nearly $100,000 to correct JHS seat colors
One of the major complaints about the new state-of-the-art Joplin High School has been the choice of colors for the seats in the gymnasium.
When the C. J. Huff Administration selected the colors, for some reason, they neglected to use the Joplin school colors.
That problem will be handled following Tuesday night's Joplin R-8 Board of Education, but at a cost of nearly $100,000 in taxpayer money.
You also will not hear the matter discussed during the televised portion of the board meeting or during the work session. The item, referred to in the board agenda as "Change Management #254- Bid Package #120- Gym Seating," is part of the board's consent agenda, meaning the board will vote on it along with several other items without discussion.
Carroll Seating will do the work at a cost of $95,206.17, according to board documents.
The reason the changes need to be made, according to the document is "colors of gym seats provided were deemed unacceptable."
The document does not indicate by whom it was deemed unacceptable nor how the C. J. Huff Administration allowed their citadel of 21st Century education to feature a Jumbotron-type device, but not have the school colors.
The money for the change in seating colors will be taken from the 2014-2015 Capital Outlay Budget, according to the document, which was signed off on by Building Program Director Mike Johnson and Superintendent C. J. Huff.