A-G board OKs ag facility bids

Posted 2/11/21

Dirt could turn as soon as Feb. 22 for a new agriculture-education facility for Alba-Golden ISD.

The school board accepted bids on Monday totaling $1,470,043.

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A-G board OKs ag facility bids

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Dirt could turn as soon as Feb. 22 for a new agriculture-education facility for Alba-Golden ISD.

The school board accepted bids on Monday totaling $1,470,043.

Tim Jackson Construction is serving as the construction manager at-risk for the project, and plans are to have it completed by the time school resumes in the fall, weather permitting.

The district already had plans for a new facility in the works when the old one burned to the ground during the Christmas break.

The base bid for the 12,000-square-foot facility is  $1,438,516.

As part of the contract, demolition of the old facility will be included at $10,508, along with an alternate for spray insulation instead of roll insulation for $21,019.

The board also accepted the insurance settlement on the old barn of $75,000.

The new facility will be built adjacent to the old one, so work can proceed prior to completion of demolition.

The board approved the extension of two-year contracts for district administrators Business Manager Brenda Kelley, Assistant Principal Brandon Bohannan, Elementary Principal Kevin Wright and Athletic Director Drew Webster.

The board also accepted the resignation of High School Principal Michael Mize, who is leaving at the end of the semester.

According to Superintendent Cole McClendon, the district has received 32 applicants for the position so far, and will accept resumes through Feb. 26.

The district plans to conduct interviews following spring break and hopes to announce a new principal at the March board meeting.

McClendon said the district plans to have the new principal in place before the end of the semester.