BCSC awards construction bids – The Hendricks County Flyer

BROWNSBURG — The Brownsburg Community School Corporation (BCSC) Board of Trustees approved three construction bids for the high school renovation and expansion project at its meeting Monday.

The first was for phase 3A/3B masonry with Complete Masonry Services, Inc. for the base bid of $2,689,700. This was the only bid for this portion of the project, John Voigt, chief operations officer, said. Complete Masonry is already on site as a subcontractor to another prime contract.

The bid is higher than expected reflecting the tightening construction labor market as well as the impacts of the recent hurricanes on construction material costs and general labor availability.

The board approved.

The second construction bid was for roofing with Horning Investments, LLC for $302,270. Like the first, this was the only bid received for the project and the company is already on site as the contractor for another bid package.

The third and final bid approved Monday night was for phase 2F, masonry. This was awarded to Purdy, LLC for $574,999. This package received two bids, one from Complete and one from Purdy. Purdy’s bid was substantially lower.

In other news, commendations for high school students were presented at the meeting.

National merit commended scholars (among the top two-thirds of the 50,000 high scores in the PSAT) include: Brooke Allison, Audrey Bettner, Corin Campbell, Lydia Gallo, Jonathan Heidegger, Samantha Owens, Nicholas Pitts, Caleb Shepard, Andrew Torres and Jacob Wilson.

National merit scholarship semi-finalists (among the top one-third or 16,000 of the 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT) include: Jennifer Bowles, Jonathan Hagerman, Tim Heidegger, Jessica Morris, Ben Perkins and David Polk.

Additionally, the board approved the 2018 budget and will be submitting that to the state for approval. The school should hear back in December on this. The 2018 budget is at $100,092,719.

Voigt gave the operations update, which included eight buses to be purchased and there have been over 3,500 hours of facility use within BCSC buildings for non-BCSC activities through the third quarter.

The Brownsburg Education Foundation report included successful Ford Drive 4 Ur School, Yankee Candle sale and surplus sale events.

Board vice president Jessica Heffernan was not present.

The next BCSC meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6.

Sara Nahrwold writes for The Hendricks County Flyer and can be reached at sara.nahrwold@flyergroup.com. Follow Sara on Twitter @saranahrwold.

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