Finding competitive bids is a challenge for area schools embarking on big-budget projects, that is unless you are Heyworth schools.
The Heyworth district is ready to launch a project that will renovate their athletic facilities along with a number of other smaller projects. Superintendent Lisa Taylor says they found their bids to be very competitive, something area districts are finding to be a challenge in this bidding environment.
According to Taylor, the Board has accepted the bids and construction is scheduled to begin once school is dismissed for the year. She says they are going to be taking on a new look for their classrooms and those decisions will be made this summer as well.
Taylor says some of the smaller projects include roofing improvements, boiler replacements, and asbestos work will take place this summer when students are not in the building. She also hopes their new gymnasium will be erected by the time students are back to school so most of the work can take place indoors as the weather begins to turn. She does not anticipate any interruptions to the school day come the new school year in the fall.