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D159 Approves Bid for New Cleaning System

The District 159 Board of Education approved the bid from Performance Chemical, to the tune of nearly $11,000, for a new Envirox Dilution Control system, for schools in the district.

The schools within are about to get a little bit cleaner this year, thanks to a new custodial dilution control chemical system. The system, called Envirox Dilution Control, can be used to clean glass, grout, kitchen surfaces, floors and any number of other items within the school.

At its July 18 meeting, the District 159 Board of Education approved a bid from Performance Chemical to supply the district with the system, supplies and product for the system at a cost of $10,962.10. There was only one other bid for the project, from Lymander Building Services, Inc, which was substantially more than Performance's bid.

“The lowest bid is the best for the district,” said board member Patrick Markham. “Whatever is lowest is best for the schools.”

C. Martinez July 23, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Parents and Community Members of Mokena. Please come out to the School Board meetings and make your presence known. Let's make the board accountable for their decisions/actions, make them rein in any politically connected/motivated contract awarding and provoke them to do what's financially responsible and in the best interest for the children and community. There must be a policy/law enforced preventing "politically motivated" contract bidding and rewarding (if that is what is happening in our district). Let's participate in how our tax dollars are being used. Come out and get involved.
Mad Dad July 23, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Do you think that the cleaners they used in years past were free? Do you know that whatever supplies were purchased in previous years cost LESS that the new cleaning system costs? By reading the story I would assume that district would be saving money by buying this one product in bulk from a single supplier as opposed to buying many different products from multiple suppliers. Do you have more info that the story doesn't mention?
Mad Dad July 23, 2012 at 07:32 PM
What was the politically connected contract? It says here that the contract was given to the lowest bidder.
C. Martinez July 23, 2012 at 07:51 PM
All I am saying is that we as community members need to make an effort to take part in how our tax dollars are being spent and make the board accountable to make the best choices with our money, our schools and especially our kids, that's all. By coming to the board meetings, communicating with the board, asking questions and participating we all benefit in pursuing what's best for our schools, kids and community. I'm not looking to start a fight especially here on the Patch, honestly it's not worth it and immature. All I am requesting is for the parents and community to get involved and participate by coming out to the board meetings. Everyone has their own opinions and that's okay. We can agree to disagree and that's fine. All I am asking is that we make that effort through actual face to face contact with the board. All I am requesting is that we make sure we and everyone else, do the right, best thing for our kids. We all have a vested interested in this. I hope that we can all work together on this. If I've offended anyone, in advance I apologize. If you don't agree with my comment, that's okay. But please come out to the board meetings and express your concerns there.
C. Martinez August 01, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Please come out to the school board meeting tonight. Let's get involved, participate and do what's best for our kids. Tonight (Wednesday) 7:00PM MES BAND ROOM. See you there! Unity in community! Come out parents and community members of Mokena!

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