Lee Board approves Plantersville bid

djournal-education-newsBy Chris Kieffer

Daily Journal

TUPELO – The Lee County School Board approved on Tuesday the bid of Burton Builders, Inc., of Belmont to construct a new classroom building at Plantersville Middle School.

The project will cost $752,000, which was slightly less than the district’s estimate. It is the first project to proceed from July’s $13.5 million bond approval.

The new building includes five classrooms, a teacher workroom and restrooms. It will be built behind the cafeteria and is expected to be completed by next school year.

The base bid was $727,000, and the Board approved two optional add-ons – $13,000 for a concrete surface above the hallways and $12,000 to demolish two buildings on campus.

The board also approved the advertising of bids for construction at Saltillo Primary, the second project to move forward from the bond vote.