School board to revisit renovation project

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, March 2, 2013

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The Decatur School Board will once again consider a major renovation project at their meeting next week.

The district plans to convert the building originally built as a high school in the 1930s – most recently a temporary home for Weatherford College – into an administration building. That move would also allow the technology department to move from its cramped quarters into the more spacious building that now houses administration, located at 501 E. Collins.

After taking no action on awarding a bid for the renovations at its last meeting Feb. 21, the board will reconsider the item at a special meeting Monday, March 4.

DISD received two bids on the project, with a low bid submitted by Mart Inc. of Irving. The bid included a base price of $1.89 million plus six “alternates” for additional work that would bring the total to more than $2.5 million.

At last week’s meeting, the board asked for more time to review the project and see if areas could be identified for cost savings.

Monday’s meeting at the administration building begins with a closed session at 6:30 followed by an open session.

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