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Public invited to preview final new school plans

Note: Date corrected


School patrons can get a final look at the plans for the new K-12 school complex on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Grand Coulee Dam Middle School library.

Architect Cameron Golightly will present final plans, answer questions, and review the color schemes of the new buildings.

The plans recently went through a constructability review with some minor changes occurring, largely in the wording for the bid documents.

The school board meeting will begin at 6 p.m., with the public presentation shortly after 7 p.m. The public is invited.

The public presentation will take place after a Middle School Talent Program has concluded, so those attending can get to the building presentation.

Bids will go out on Jan. 23, with bid opening set for Monday, Feb. 25.

Since the last public viewing of the plans, some minor changes have been made, Superintendent Dennis Carlson stated.

Changes include some cost-saving adjustments, and some just practical changes, Carlson explained.

The first aspects of the building project will use fill to elevate the building site about five feet. A 25-foot high retaining wall will precede actual building work, Carlson noted.

The successful general contractor will get started on the overall project by summer with completion scheduled in time for students to enter the new school in the fall of 2014.

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