With the school year concluding last week for the Charles City School District, various facility improvement projects are ramping up for the summer.
The School Board last week approved almost $387,000 for three separate projects with almost $270,000 of the budget going towards track resurfacing at the high school. Superintendent Mike Fisher says the lone bid from Woodruff Construction came in a little higher than anticipated.
The board also approved the low bid of almost $73,000 from Hillegas Flooring for new flooring at the Washington preschool and commons areas to be paid out of “COVID dollars” available through ESSR funding. Washington Elementary School will also have 14 exterior cement walls removed by Iowa Wall Saw at a low bid of just under $45,000. Fisher says removing the walls will make snow removal around the school easier, while also reducing unsafe access to the roof.
Fisher adds while some projects are costing a little more, others came in under budget and he’s confident that the total facility budget for the summer will come in on track and on target.