• Bill Raines

Mitchell Community School Board Awards $5.1 Million Project During Special Meeting

MTICHELL - (February 1, 2022) - The Mitchell Community School Board awarded a $5.1 Million turf project to Suefert Construction, from Ferdinand, Indiana.




The project came in approximately $1.5 Million over the projected cost of the project.


However, after a discussion among Superintendent Brent Commer and Mitchell School members on the financial position of the school corporation they decided they could afford the additional cost.


Superintendent pointed out to board members that the school corporation Rainy Day fund is at $4.9 Million and with the future sale of property in Huron with a minimum bid of $300,000 the school corporation have more than enough funds to cover the additional expense.

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The school principals are working on plans to improve traffic flow at Hatfield and Burris Elementary. With policy changes and after a study of the amount of traffic at the two schools the costs of traffic improvements at the school may be reduced. The cost of that project alone was estimated at $1.1 Million.


The estimated $16.8 Million project includes:


High and Middle School


  • Auxiliary Gym/ Concessions - $5,000,000

  • Contingency - $250,000

  • A/E Fees - $320,000

Elementary School


  • Traffic Improvements $1,100,000

  • Roofing - $1,022,000

  • Contingency - $200,000

Athletics


  • Practice Facility - $1,100,000

  • Turf football field - $850,000

  • Infield Turf - Baseball/Softball (includes drainage and irrigation) - $1,500,000)

Administration


  • Maintenance building - $1,000,000

  • Demolition - $95,000

  • A/E Fees - $69,000

Junior/Senior High Roofing


  • Roofing - $765,000

  • Contingency - $70,000

  • A/E Fees - $52,000

HVAC/Chiller Replacement / Energy Upgrades


  • HVAC/ Chiller Replacement/ Energy upgrades - $100,000

  • Contingency - $100,000

  • A/E Fees - $68,000

STEAM / STEM Lab Renovations


  • STEAM/STEM Lab Renovations - $584,000

  • Contingency - $50,000

  • A/E fees - $47,000



There are no taxes increases with this proposed project.





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