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30 Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Thurs., Aug. 8, 1974 FAYETTEV1LLE, ARKANSAS Housekeeping Chores Under Budget School Maintenance Not Easy Task plie ten JAM NOGGLE TIMES Staff Writer SPR1NGDALE -- Maintaining a home and staying within a household budget is a task for many of us. but the problems are multiplied many fold when it comes to supplying food, sup- I lies. equipment and main- ance for an entire school district. Joe Roberts, although a school administrator with the title of deputy superintendent for Springdale Schools and a nice office with secretaries and bookkeepers, faces problems in his job daily with which a housewife can sympathize. Â· For instance, the holwaler heater goes out in the kitchen while dishes are being washed, but instead of worrying about a household, Roberts is concerned that 900 students may get dysentery when he is contacted to handle the situation. GETS RESULTS Or a school lunchroom receives a shipment of "raunchy" h a m b u r g e r Roberts takes a hamburger to the supplier and asks if he would eat it. Roberts has a knack of getting results. Even interviewing Roberts for this article was not without difficulty. His phone rang constantly with complaints--a deliveryman just ran into the screen of a school lunchroom entrance -- and a salesman was waiting outside the office to demonstrate a new floor cleaning product. As purchasing agent for the schools, the administrator faces the problem of inflation - constantly and is always looking for a bargain in obtaining the best quality products for the lowest price. . In a brief tour of the basement the School Administration Building (which is used in lieu of a nonexistent warehouse, for storing school supplies) Severn' of Roberts "bargains" were ob served. BASEMENT STORAGE . The room masking tip pens, basement for large is a storage quantities o tape, legal pads, fel' rubber bands, penci' sharpeners, and 300 packages of construction paper, which are all ordered in large quantities because schools use a lot o supplies and the prices are bet ter according to Roberts. In one corner sat what seemec lo be a great deal of boxes of staples--even for a w h o l e school district. Roberts explain ed that when the shipmenl came in there were five times as many staples as orderei but "it was a geed price so I kept t h e m a n d - w e ' l l use them." With a new order of m o v i e projector bulbs stacked in placi Roberts staled, "That, plu hese extra ones I bought last Â·ear on a bargain (pointing to mother bulb assortment) will nake.up this year's order." Another buy Roberts took ad- 'anlage of while the price was ight was movie projectors. Last year he purchased t h r e e irojectors, although not needed at that lime, which now cost about twice as much.' PRICES UP But bargains can't always be ound and Roberls estimated hat prices for all the school upplies have increased 30-40 ier cent in the past two years. Examples of exorbitant price ncreases cited by Roberts nclude the price of asphalt for roofing which went from $39 a on to $106 a ton in less than six months and cotton mops which vent from $35.30 per dozen in Fanuary to $55.90 per dozen his June. Another bite in the budget due to inflation, is the increase the price of p a p e r ' and chools use a lot of paper. Each 'ear Roberts orders a railroad load of mineograph and duplicator paper with the price going from 81 cents a ream o $1.56 a ream within the past wo years. Actually the price of paper vas fluctuating so fast the suppliers wanted Roberts lo )lacc the order and agree to iay the going price whenever he order came in. But having .o stay within a budget. Roberts wouldn't agree until the price was set. In purchasing equipment Ro jerts works in conjunction with Ralph Blylh,. transportation sn pervisor in obtaining needed 3USCS, tires and petroleum sup plies. Roberts also works with Lewis Blackburn, in charge p maintenance, Mrs. Rankle Burns, lunchroom supervisor and other administrators a n t principals in purchasing sup plies. LUNCHROOM The lunch hill alone for the past year was $522,482.85 in eluding the cost, of food am labor. The lunch program itsel is a big chore arid Robert takes bids himself on milk bread and meat products approves all bills for the pro gram which is self supporting. Delivery of food to the school can present problems, statec Roberts, for example de liverymen may fail to delive in time for preparation or' fai lo arrive before the cooks leave lo properly store Ihe food. Bui the biggest headache in the kitchen claimed Roberts, i up pilo W i t h the administrative sponsibilitics of maintenance oberts said the system could a better with only one cuslo- an per every 11 teacher sta- jns at Springdale schools. The ate rule of thumb calls for one istodian per every eight acher stations. Persons, may ask what does school administrator do in the mmer, but for Roberts sum- er may be the busiest season st getting ready for the re- ular school year. He also eeps tabs on the summer canup program. The crew starts with a ceiling heck. TJiey then clean and re- air light fixtures, dust,blinds, ash, or paint walls, wash and sinfect furniture, clean and ax floors and wash windows all of the classrooms, halls, fice lounges and restrooms. . SUMMER CLEAN-UP' In addition, the summer crew lakes repairs on heating and r-conditioning and cleans til : on over 400 units, work n locks and door closures and lake all other needed repairs nd install newly purchased quipmenl. As to the problem 1 of vanda- ;m to reslrooms, Roberts ommenled, "I feel that we are pinning ouv wheels when we Â·y lo keep up repairs; This, lo me, is most disheartening how few students ruin equipment or everyone." z With a skelton grounds crew, arly spring storm damage lo chool landscaping was also a problem. All trees and b r u s h nd debris had to be cleared nd new ones planted. Roberts sstimated that between $1,5002,000 worth of damage resulted ut added that one can't deter nine the aesthetic value of a ull grown tree. Roberts also faces problems f coordinating ordering with lelivery. arrivial of supplies vhich can foul up the works )ne problem arises U t h e de ivery is late and the order is irgently needed, such as ihiprhenl for file folders order :d in June of last- year whicl didn't arrive until December. On the o t h e r hand an order can come in before convcriicn as in the'case of kitchen equip menl for the new Cenlral Junio ligh which arrived before con truction was completed with n varehouse to store the equip mcnt in. But, even with the problem if whal lo do with a 1,000 poum love and hood and other sup dies costing $35,000 Robert maintenance--stopped grease traps, gas leaks, lights and water heaters going out. Roberts feels the closes thing to the health of the stu denls is kitchen. the sanitation of th Springdale Calendar Aug. 19-20 Registration Aug. 23 Teachers' Orientation Aug. 26 School Begins Sept. 2 Labor Day, no school Nov. 25-27 State Teachers' Convention, no school Nov. 28-29 Thanksgiving, no school Dec. 23-Jan. 3 Christmas Vacation, no school Mar. 10-14 Spring Vacation, no school May 30 Commencement Registration Set At St. Joseph's August 20 St. Joseph's Catholic School is announcing ils fall schedule for the coming school year. Located at 313 East Lafayette Street in Fayetteville, St. Joseph's offers a full curriculum for both elementary and junior high school, including grades one Ihrough nine. St. Joseph's School has served Ihe Fayetteville community and the surrounding area for more than 25 years. The faculty is composed of two Franciscan Sisters, one Benedictine Sister and lay teachers. They are Sister Marian, Sister Herlinda, Sisler Mary Ruth, Mrs. Harold Perry, and Mrs. Paul Fisher, principal. REGISTRATION Registration at the school is set for Tuesday August 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from Ailends Workshops Mrs. Margaret Thtirman has just completed a series of workshops in Montgomery, Ala.; Sedalia, Mo.; Morrilton, Fort Smith, and Fayetteville, in preparation for a pilot program in business education she will be teaching at the West Campus of Fayetteville Senior High School this fall. This innovative program, Ihe only one of its kind in Arkansas, will help the student relate business lo his chosen vocalion and also help the studen' to make a smoother transition from the classroom into the world of work. EXPERT WATCH REPAIR SWIFTS r North ninflr ft. 7 to 9 p.m. School will ope on Monday August 26. Newcomers to the Fayett ville area or other intereste persons may preregister chil ren by calling the school at 44 8404. Father Leo Riedmueller, pa tor and supcrinlendant Â· of S J o s e p h ' s , emphasizes t h school's philosophy is to giv the student a complete mor a n d scholastic educatio "Because the enrollment large, the tionship is teacher-pupil rel; good. Personal tention and guidance is mor easily provided and the rel gious belief of each student respected, "'he said. into everything? put him into $9.98 His reach i: greater than his grasp, the world Is full of wonderful things! Time for Red Goose shoes.... to sup. port those wobbly steps, for protection, flexibility, finafit. free GOLDEN EGO as seen oa TV, given will) wen pair of L RED P^SE SHOES SHOE TREE Evelyn Hills DELICIOUS BUFFET Both Noon and Evening Bring the family! Child's Plate Only $1.35. We have three privat* dining rooms fhat will accommodate up to 350 people. Buffet Noon and Evening KEUS.PAF.OF;. Call AMI E STONE For Reservation) 443-4323 HIGHWAY 71 NORTH 443-4323 aimed that about 26 per cent the cosl was saved by nol aving the contractor order and stall the equipment, thus not king a chance on getting what as not wanted plus a higher e to both the contractor and rchitcct. In addition to the administra- ve duties involved with hand- ig complainls, ordering sup- ies, budgeting, keeping re- ords, maintenance lunchroom nd transportation, Roberts dues also include that of an as- stanl to the superintendent, ssislant in recruitment and mploymenl of personnel. He nakes recommendations and resents cost estimates on ailerons to buildings, an annual eport and mainlenance of an nventory of all school purchas- s. In regard to administrative ulies Roberts added, "Most ol ie time we're right down on hat's happening here and now ufc we have to project a year om now in many respects in uding time schedules, building lans, enrollment trends, etc." But answering complaints is ill Ihe largest part of the job r Roberts with a plaque hang ng in his office statjng, "I con ider the day l o s t ' i f I don't atch hell about something.' oberts rarely has a lost day. Winslow Has New Principal WINSLOW -- School in Wins,o\v will open at 8:30 a.m. August 20, according to Dr. Slwayne Calloway. principal. Half day sessions will be held August 26 and 27. Returning students will [)id that the new gymnasium and cafetorium, under construction during the past two years are completed and a full football schedule has been added. Plant improvements during .he summer include erection of a metal building 60 by 40 feet to be used for shop, remodeling of the old auditorium into a materials center and lighting of the baseball field for football games. Five new courses have been added to the curriculum a n d all teachers are now certified. Dr. Calloway heads the new "acuity members. Other new teachers are Loyl Bradley, coach and physical education; Archie Carroll, shop; Mrs. C arid ace Fraley, math; Ivy Lincoln, English and social studies; Mrs. Lisa Schrantz, fourth grade. Russell Blaylock will return to Winslow as head elementary teacher and' -sixth grade teacher. Winslow will ,'have, seven home senior high footbal games. Season tickets may be purchased by adults for $5'ant by students for $2.50. J. R. Kennan, county schoo supervisor is superintendent o: the Win slow'district. School Opens August 26 At West Fork WEST FORK -- August 26 is ,he first day of school for students at West Fork. Classes will egin at 8:25 a.m. and will be dismissed at 3:05 p.m. The first day will be' the only half-day session this term, said Frank Wenzel, superintendent. All bus routes will be the same as last year with any last minute adjustments made after he initial runs. A new program, Career Awareness Program, will'be in stituted school. in It the elementary is designed to acquaint students, from kindergarten through the eighth grade with career possibilities. Mrs Doug Boynton will be the curriculum coordinator for West Fork. t An addition to the elementary :chool, to house four class rooms, a library and office faci lilies is under construction. In the high school French I health occupations and graphic arts will be offered for the firsf time this fall. Delmar Ferrell is elementary principal and there are 1 faculty members, including three kindergarten teachers a the elementary school. Darious M u I I I n s, middli school principal has a seven member teacher staff. Doyl Baker, high school principal ha one vacancy-- a shop teache -- to complete his nine-membe staff. Gentry Schools To Open August 21 At 8:30 A.M. GENTRY --The school term, or 1974-75 will open August 21 O r at Gentry School, according to Chester Mattox, principal. This will be preceded by in- service workshops for all teachers at 8:30 a.m. August 19. Students in all grades will enroll on the 'opening date )eginning at 8:30 a.m. when the juses arrive. Lunches will not se served and school will be dismissed shortly after noon. There will be an assembly for the high school in the quad area at the beginning of the first period when registration procedures will be explained. Mattox requests that all students new to the Gentry school have transcripts available by nd each student will be given to make application. These should be completed and returned to school officials. FREE BOOKS Free textbooks will be furn- shed to all students from kindergarten : through the 12th grade. Students will be responsible .for the care of the books and will be required to return ooks at the end of the school year. Damaged or lost books ,vill be charged to students, Mattox said. Â· registration day. Regular classes will begin August 22. The school day will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. SAME BUS ROUTES Buses will travel the same routes as -last year with the time schedule for the buses' to pick up students approximately the same. Any necessary adjustments will be made after the first day. The school cafeteria will starl serving lunches on the.second day of school. The price wiT be forty cents per day or $2 per week if students buy weekly lunch tickets. The price will be 50 cents when single tickets are purchased or when paid at the cafeteria Free lunches will be provided students who are eligibls New include school personnel will George. 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