District 2 Board Awards Several Bids

District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty
District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty

The Sheridan County School District 2 Board held its September meeting Monday night.

During a Capital Construction Update on the new Meadowlark Elementary School, District Facilities Director Julie Carroll said that design documents have been given to the Wyoming School Facilities Commission for 60% review. Abatement and demolition will begin in the next couple of weeks, with hopes to be completed in the next two months.

The Board approved accepting the bid for that project to Mountain View Building of Sheridan in the amount of $370,000. They also awarded an alternate bid to that company in the amount of $45,000 to relocate the trees on the property to the new Highland Park School.

Meantime, the transition of Meadowlark's faculty, staff and students from Meadowlark on DeSmet to Meadowlark on Avon has been a smooth one, says District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty.

Other bids awarded Monday night: Willow Creek Tool Sales in the amount of $81,000 for the 4 x 8 CNC Wood Router to be used by the Sheridan High School Woods 5 and 6 classes for advanced cabinetry making. A grant is paying for the majority of the router, with the District responsible for about $6,000.

The board awarded the bid for a 1-Ton Utility Truck and a ¾ Ton Crew Cab truck to Fremont Motors of Sheridan in the amount of $51,280.21.

And they awarded the bid for the Sheridan Junior High School Hill Stabilization Project to Excel Construction in the amount of $861,776. Of that amount, the Wyoming School Facilities Commission will pay $640,536 from their unanticipated capital funding coffers. The District will pay the rest.

And the Board approved the nomination of Dave Ferries, President of First Federal Savings Bank to an At-Large member of the SEEDA Board. He has been officially appointed by the Sheridan City Council and should officially receive the blessing of the Northwest Community College District Board this Thursday. Tom Sachse was also reappointed to serve on the SEEDA Board; both are three-year terms.


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