Bid Awarded for Schiffer School

School District 2 trustees awarded the bid for the John C. Schiffer Collaborative School at their meeting Monday night. (Photo by Pat Blair)
School District 2 trustees awarded the bid for the John C. Schiffer Collaborative School at their meeting Monday night. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Groathouse Construction Inc. of Cody has been awarded the contract for construction of the John C. Schiffer Collaborative School.

The bid was awarded at Monday night's meeting of trustees for Sheridan County School District 2.

Bids were opened on Dec. 18, and Mathers Heuck, the district's facilities director, said Groathouse was the low bidder with a price of just under $8.3 million for the job.

Heuck also reported to trustees on other projects currently under construction, including renovations at Sagebrush Elementary School.

He said the students from Classic Kindergarten and in first and second grade moved into the newly renovated northeast section of the school a week before Christmas break, and the contractor has already made significant progress on the area they vacated.

He said crews may begin preliminary work on the high school science wing in February, but they will probably wait for spring break to do any major construction.

In other action, trustees approved seven policies on first reading and seven on second and final reading.

In an update on board goals, District Superintendent Craig Dougherty said among milestones achieved in the district, the 2018 high school graduation rate was just over 89 percent, compared to just under 84 percent in 2014 when the district implemented Next Level to improve graduation rates.

Facilities Director Mathers Heuck presents bids to trustees. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Facilities Director Mathers Heuck presents bids to trustees. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Schematic showing placement of the school on property near Sheridan College.
Schematic showing placement of the school on property near Sheridan College.
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