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January 22, 2014

MVTHS will likely rebid new school

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Other audience members were critical of how the MVTHS Board has gone about planning the new school.

Former MVTHS Board member Greg Backes, who resigned last July, told the board Tuesday the current difficulties with the project should not come as a surprise.

“Attempts were made by some board members to get the administration and others to get the figures in line,” Backes said. “Some of us were fully aware that we would end up right where the project is today. Those concerns fell on deaf ears or on those who were unwilling to change.”

A special MVTHS Board meeting has been set for 4 p.m. Jan. 28 to continue discussions on the new school project.

Smith said much planning is still needed to finalize the scope of the project to prepare for a possible rebidding.

The earliest the new school could be completed at this point would be in late 2015, early 2016.

District officials now hope to start the actual construction July 1. The duration of construction has been estimated at 18 months.

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