The Press Newspaper
BP-Husky donated $30,000 to the Oregon City Schools District for use in the areas of science and math. The school board approved the donation at a meeting on Feb. 15.
Superintendent Dr. Mike Zalar said that it has not yet been determined how the money will be spent.
“We’d like to discuss that with the district leadership team and entertain recommendations for that,” said Zalar. “My recommendation is that the elementary and middle schools could use that money to upgrade some of their equipment.”
He said he would also like to see the money used to address the schools’ test score needs on the Ohio Achievement tests. “That’s an area of need that we can look at. The high school has received funds such as this in the past, and I think it’s appropriate to look at elementary and middle school level at this point.”
Zalar said letters of thanks have been sent to BP.
School Board member Richard Gabel said BP has been very generous in the past.
“They’ve given us a lot of money over the years since I’ve been on the board. It’s very much appreciated,” said Gabel.
Zalar said he frequently expresses his appreciation at quarterly meetings of the BP advisory board on which he is a member.
“We just had a meeting last week. At every one of those meetings, I make a point of thanking them for their generosity in being a good neighbor and good partner for the school district,” he said.
Also at the meeting, the board:
• approved bids for the purchase of parts to build 300 computers for the district. The board obtained bids from five companies and will purchase the lowest bid parts from each of the following vendors: Insight $14,625; CDWG $25,341; Florida Micro $63,645; and Tech Upgrade $20,219.40. The total of $123,830 will come out of the PI Technology Allocation account, which is part of the technology purchasing rotation.
• heard from Zalar that the Ohio Legislature has introduced bills that may have an impact on school districts.
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