BOT Approves Digital Textbook Contract, Locker Room Remodel

BOT Approves Digital Textbook Contract, Locker Room Remodel

[Garden City, KS] May 11, 2022 -- The Garden City Community College Board of Trustees approved a renewal of a digital textbook contract and a remodel of the men's basketball locker room during the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

Garden City Community College was one of the first adopters nationally to partner with Cengage to provide e-texts embedded into the Canvas Learning Management system. The current contract, which has a projected overall saving to students of $1,205,000 since June of 2020, was coming to end.  The Board voted to renew a three-year contract with Cengage for digital textbooks, for an annual rate of $184,093 for years one and two, followed by an annual rate of $204,323 in year three.  These costs are covered through student fees.

The GCCC men's basketball locker rooms have not been renovated in over 25 years. As part of ongoing improvements, GCCC Administration sought bids for a remodel entailing updating the showers into individual stalls, replacing the flooring, and removing the old lockers. The Board approved a bid from Benitez Construction for renovation and remodel of the men's basketball locker room at $91,000 and the purchase of lockers from All Wood Locker at $19,262. The $110,262 total will be funded from capital outlay. 

The Board approved the 2022 COP financing resolution in the principal amount of $5,100,000 after reviewing the A+ rating call received by GCCC. The rating call reviews the stability of the institution, fiscal security, outlook in the community, and overall risk factors regarding the proposed financing. 

The Board approved a bid for $62,485 from Davis Electric of Cimarron for the electrical installation needed for the new video board at the Broncbuster Athletic Complex. The electrical project will connect from the concession stand location and be run to the videoboard placed at the south end of the complex.

The dishwasher system in the GCCC cafeteria needs to be replaced and bids were received from two vendors.  The Board approved a bid for a dishwasher system from Tri/Hockenbergs of Kansas City for $58,249.24 and installation by Hobart Sales and Service of Hays for $6,500 for a total cost of $64,749.24, to be paid for using COP series 2021B.

The Board held two executive sessions where no action was taken.

Additionally, the Board agreed to a change in the monthly board meeting date from the second Tuesday monthly to the third Tuesday monthly, beginning July 2022. This change is due to a delay in the timing of the monthly financials and will allow the Board to receive the full board packet earlier and have more time to review it before each meeting.  

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, June 14th at 6 p.m. in the Endowment Room at the Beth Tedrow Student Center.

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Garden City Community College exists to produce positive contributors to the economic and social well-being of society.                            

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