A new roof for is in the works, but it’ll have to wait until the end of the month to get approved, with bids due in the day after the first school board meeting of the month.
The notice went out to potential bidders via a public announcement at the end of May on the project, which school officials had budgeted at about $500,000 during the school budget process earlier this year.
Those bids are due in Tuesday morning, meaning the school board wouldn’t have the chance to give final approval until their June 25 meeting.
While the current roof is only 19 years old, Superintendent Kevin Kitchenman said it’s in bad shape, due to district employees sealing the roof, which is made of rubber, with tar not long after it was originally installed.
That improper sealing voided the warranty, Kitchenman said.
on most of the building, but there is a portion that’s still holding up, and Kitchenman said the district opted to leave that section in place to save money during the cost-cutting measures they went through to lessen the tax hike this year.
The new roof is one of two projects slated for Oakview this year, with the other, new cafeteria tables and wall pockets, yet to go out for bids.