As a public entity we are required to bid out goods and services on a regular basis. Student Photographs is a project that requires bidding and was up for renewal this year. 3 companies presented a proposal to the District for consideration. A committee comprised of 3 Principals, 2 Secretaries and 1 Supervisor from Food and Nutrition chose Lifetouch as the new photography vendor. The committee made their decision based on overall best value; they looked at criteria such as price, service, and quality. Lifetouch's photographs are of great quality, their price was very reasonable, their partnership with Shutterfly brings some added benefits, and their process on picture day should make the day smoother at the buildings. As have previous vendors, Lifetouch will also be donating to the Cedar Rapids Foundation. So, beginning in the fall of 2019, we welcome Lifetouch as the new student photography vendor.