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JCPS Board of Education approves first bid package for JCHS renovation

JCPS Board of Education approves first bid package for JCHS renovation

June 12th, 2018 by Phillip Sitter in Local News

This May 2018 photo shows a sign on Union Drive announcing upcoming renovations at Jefferson City High School.

Photo by Mark Wilson /News Tribune.

The Board of Education for Jefferson City Public Schools approved Monday night the first bid package guaranteed maximum price-amendment with Nabholz Construction for renovation work that's already been underway at Jefferson City High School.

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Three previous amendments for bid packages have been for construction work at the site of Capital City High School, JCPS Director of Facilities Bob Weber said.

Renovation work at JCHS started immediately after school let out, with asbestos abatement and the beginning of the makeover of what's known as Area G — the east wing of JCHS.

The bid package approved Monday night is for the work in Area G.

The top floor of the east wing of JCHS has been gutted, and classrooms are planned to be in place there by the start of school in the fall, in order to help accommodate students as other parts of the building are worked on.

Weber said the cost of the work approved Monday night by the board was $6,971,531 — which he added brings the total to date of approved construction and renovation work to $26,478,580.96 for the two high school projects.

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JCPS Chief Financial and Operating Officer Jason Hoffman shared a projection at last month's board meeting that as of April 20, the total budget for the construction of CCHS and the renovation of JCHS would be $141,302,718 — about $47.1 million of a construction budget for JCHS and $68.9 million for CCHS.

In other words, just shy of 19 percent of the projects' total cost has been approved so far.

The approximate $20 million difference between the construction budget and total projects budget is for contingency sums, architects and engineers' payment, furniture and fixtures, and other miscellaneous costs.

Other business before the board Monday night was light. The board approved the district's bus transportation routes, and some policy changes mandated by the Missouri School Boards' Association on identifying and offering counseling for academically at-risk students, and establishing a youth suicide awareness and prevention policy.