Construction cost estimates for the Pine-Richland High School
expansion project are at about $34 million as project planners get ready
to request bids for the work.
Dana Damon, of P.J. Dick, the project's construction company, told
the school board Monday night that the documents being prepared include
an estimated base cost of $32.6 million. Additionally, bids are being
requested to renovate areas for athletics; music; family and consumer
sciences, and for replacing the building's roof, he said.
Once the bids are received and the costs of the various options are
reviewed, the school board will vote on whom to award the bid and what
options to include.
Project Manager Cassandra Renninger, of Eckles Architecture and
Engineering, said the request for bids will be sent out Sept. 3 with an
Oct. 5 deadline for the bids to be opened.
That will enable to school board to vote at its Oct. 11 meeting to award the bid, she said.
School Director Scott Stedeford said he thought the schedule for a
vote was very aggressive and he questioned whether it allowed enough
time for review. Board President Stephen Hawbaker said school directors
had seen the information previously.
"I'm encouraged ... with the dollars and the timeline, Mr. Hawbaker said.
Cindy Cusic Micco, freelance writer: firstname.lastname@example.org.