The Johnson County School Board, at their last meeting, accepted bids for two of three proposed projects at Meadowlark Elementary School.
The first project, explained by District Business Manager Matt Ramey, will take the existing parking lot in front on Meadowlark and create a parent drop-off area and move parking farther south to the existing lot, seal coats it, re-stripes and re-directs the path of travel through the lot.
There are also some maintenance issues bid with the project such as sidewalks and ADA-accessible entrances.
The low bid on this project was just under $359,000.
The city, once the Burritt Street reconstruction is complete, will not allow parking on either side of Burritt during school hours, and with the loss of parking in the front lot at Meadowlark, the district chose to look at the second project, which will take lands between Meadowlark Elementary and Clear Creek Middle School and create a parking lot for staff there.
This should open up many parking spaces at both schools for parents and visitors in their main lots.
The low bid on this project was just over $173,000.
The third project was to re-work a portion of the corner property of Clear Creek School, to eliminate and entrance/exit and gain 3 parking spots.
Ramey's recommendation to the board was to not approve that project.
Ramey explained the funding situation on the projects from the School Facilities Commission, who has already approved these
The board unanimously voted to accept the bids on the two projects.