Moorhead School Board: $21M approved for construction
Moorhead's School Board agreed Monday to spend nearly $21 million to finance new construction projects. The board awarded 35 contracts totaling $15.7 million for work at the site of the planned middle school near Meadows Golf Course. Assistant Su...
Moorhead's School Board agreed Monday to spend nearly $21 million to finance new construction projects.
The board awarded 35 contracts totaling $15.7 million for work at the site of the planned middle school near Meadows Golf Course.
Assistant Superintendent Mark Weston said the bids were $1.5 million lower than administrators expected.
"We had a really competitive field of bidding for the school," said Terry Hart, a project manager for Kraus-Anderson Construction.
"It's indicative of the market we're in," he said. "Everybody is hungry for work."
The contracts OK'd Monday will pay for work like paving, concrete, drywall, plumbing, lockers and paint.
The board also agreed to spend $5.3 million on its new K-5 school at 14th Street and 40th Avenue South.
Crews have already started work on both schools. Last week a task force proposed the sites be named Horizon Middle School and S.G. Reinertsen Elementary School.
In other business Monday, the board finalized a plan for reassigning its principals for the 2004-05 school year.
Under the plan, Gene Boyle will lead Moorhead Senior High, assisted by Russ Henegar and David Lawrence.
Kevin Kopperud will lead Robert Asp School after its conversion to a K-5 site while Anne Moyano will oversee the new elementary school.
Colleen Tupper will lead the middle school, assisted by Matt Naugle.
Mary Jo Schmid will lead one of the remodeled K-5 schools at the present Moorhead Junior High site.
Robert Asp Principal Betty Myers and Mike Siggerud, an assistant principal at Moorhead High, plan to retire.
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