Bond Issue Projects Underway
With the passage of the April 2015 Bond Issue the De Soto School District was able to start on some of the smaller projects this summer. Most notably was the asphalt paving and retaining wall behind Athena Elementary. Another project that just started the last week in September was the installation of four (4) new boilers at Athena Elementary. This spring we will be replacing the Dedicated Outside Air Systems (DOAS) units. Finally, the district was able to complete a tile project in the Kindergarten hallway at Athena as well. Thank you to the De Soto Community for this great opportunity. Check out #votepropkids on Twitter for updates of the Bond Projects.
In an effort to be fiscally responsible to the community; District administration has been in communication with KRJ architectural firm and their current progress on the design drawings as well as watching the local economy. Administration figured it to be more fiscally responsible to separate the projects to acquire a competitive bidding process. On September 17, 2015 the De Soto Board of Education approved the recommendation to proceed with separate bids to allow a guide for the current economy. Therefore below is the timeline for the Vineland Project. The projects on the secondary campuses will be going out to bid in early November more information to come.
Vineland Project Timeline
- Oct. 1, 2015 Advertise Bids
- Oct. 8, 2015 Advertise Bids
- Oct. 8, 2015 Vineland Project will be out to bid.
- Nov. 5, 2015 Bids are due.
- Nov. 19, 2015 De Soto Administration will be making a recommendation to the Board of Education