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Arkansas-side school board tables price on new school

Arkansas-side school board tables price on new school

June 27th, 2019 by Jennifer Middleton in Texarkana News

Texarkana, Ark. School District 's Board of Directors tabled a vote on the guaranteed maximum price for the new Arkansas Middle School during a special meeting Wednesday.

The price of $29,955,000 from Clark Contractors for construction management services was tabled due to the company not including the bid calculation sheet in the packet, said Superintendent Dr. Becky Kesler. She said the company's representatives were unable to attend Wednesday's meeting and that the district anticipates getting that document soon and moving forward with the project.

"We just feel like we need to pull it and consider it at a later time," Kesler said.

The district held a public bid opening on June 19, where they received several subcontractor bids. Those were reviewed by Lewis Architects and Clark Contractors and the GMP was then identified, based on the combination of the individual bids received. They also decided to re-bid the electrical portion of the project and adjustments will be made at a later date.

The school will be built on 31.743 tract of land north of Interstate 30 between Jefferson Ave. and Crossroads Parkway. Funds for the new school come from a $20 million bond restructure voters approved in October 2017.

It is scheduled to open January 2021. The plans include four wings, each with their own administrator and work room. Each wing can also be locked down for security purposes.

In other business, the board approved a bid for paint, locker removal and sheetrock at the main vocational building. They voted to accept a $63,425 bid from Charlie Williams Painting for the work.

An executive session was also held for discussion of personnel.

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