One of the first steps after voters passed the $89 million building referendum is for the Board to select the architects. Todd Moore, engineer with Architechnics, Inc. presented information to the Board at the November 19th meeting on a tentative contract. Under the proposal, Architechnics would be hired to work on the building project along with Klingner & Associates and Poepping, Stone, Bach & Associates. The three firms worked collaboratively to develop a master facilities plan for the referendum. The Board discussed the architects’ fees which are proposed to be $5.61 million or 7% of the total construction cost. The need for a construction manager or owners’ representative to oversee the construction for the school district was discussed. The contract with the architects is still being reviewed and no decision was made at the November 19th meeting. After further discussion at a special meeting held November 24th, the Board approved sending a letter of intent to hire the three local architectural firms pending final approval of the contractual agreement.