Miller Grove ISD Board of Trustees took another step forward in their bond project. The school board this week chose a contractor for the MGISD multipurpose center, to be paid for with the $2 million in bond approved by the voters on May 4, 2019.
“We did the competitive sealed proposals. We got 6 bids out of 10 packets that went out. One was way high. The other 5 were pretty close. They were good competitive bids,” MGISD Superintendent Steve Johnson said earlier this week. “We know, because the bids listed, who their subs were going to be. We rated the bids using criteria score sheets.”
The contract was awarded to JBJ Construction of Quitman, whose bid to construct the new multipurpose facility came in lower than expected, Johnson said.
The new building will include two courts, a stage, storage, restrooms, concessions and space for classrooms, Johnson said.
The new Multipurpose Center will be constructed in place of the old gymnasium, which was used primarily for elementary physical education classes and Little Dribblers.
The MGISD multipurpose center should “address the safety of our students, compliance with accessibility, and other physical facility aspects.”
The center would be utilized primarily by the elementary PE classes, but would also include a stage for the drama department to use to prepare for competitions and community performances, and could even potentially serve as a site for graduations and other community events, school officials reported last spring.