The process used by the Janesville School District in bidding for a construction project at a district school is in question. Board of Education Commissioner Tim Cullen said nobody from the district was present, when bids for a $500,000 track project at Parker High School were opened.
"You don't want to have the bids opened when nobody responsible for the tax dollars is even present," said Cullen. "No one knows then for sure exactly how many bids were opened. It's just terrible public policy, and a private company wouldn't do it either."
The bids for the track at Parker High School were opened last year in Stevens Point, and Cullen believes the same thing would have happened for a similar project at Craig High School,if details of the Parker bid process had not come to light recently. "I don't know whether it's illegal or not," said Cullen, a former state legislator. "It's just a terrible way to conduct business."
Superintendent Tom Evert says the district's director of business services, Doug Bunton, is responsible for overseeing the bid process, and will prepare a report for the board.