Architects Contracts. Contract agreements for the design work for the six building projects have been completed and signed with three local architectural/engineering firms. Poepping, Stone, Bach & Associates, Klingner & Associates, and Architechnics were assigned two projects each but will consult together on all six. Total cost of the three contracts is $5.3 million and was included in the $89 million bond issue approved by voters for the projects. Business Manager Joel Murphy said now that the contracts are approved, the firms can begin the final design phase and draw up construction documents. He said it is still the goal to open the QHS addition and the school on the Monroe site by fall of 2016. He said efforts will be high to complete the high school and relocate the 9th graders by that date.
Construction Manager. A superintendent’s committee will conduct interviews with three construction manager firms. The Board will select one of the firms to manage the entire high school addition and the design phase of the Monroe School project. Superintendent Cobb said interviews with the construction managers will likely begin next week.