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Louisa County School Board moves ahead with $11.2 million contract to build school

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm

The Louisa County School Board is moving ahead with a $11.2 million contract to rebuild Thomas Jefferson Elementary School during Tuesday’s called meeting.

“We’re very pleased with the bid, and we are glad to be moving forward,” said Chairman Greg Strickland.

The contract with Newport News-based Oyster Point Construction is contingent on Board of Supervisors approval and architectural and legal review.

County Administrator Robert Dubé said the board intends to add the contract to tonight’s financial budget work session agenda.

The school division received a dozen proposals for the construction of the new elementary school, but ultimately chose the lowest bidder, according to Doug Straley, assistant superintendent.

“We’re excited with all of the bids we received and we’re excited to start this part of the recovery process,” he said.

For the full story, see the online or print edition from Sept. 27.