ACS awards $6.1M bid for school additions

Published 12:01 am Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Andalusia City School Board voted to accept a $6.1 million bid for additions at Andalusia High School and Andalusia Elementary School.

Bullard-Cook Inc. of Montgomery submitted the lowest bid for the projects, but their bid was higher than the system had budgeted for the projects.

ACS Superintendent Ted Watson said a lot of things had been kicked around.

“We have taken into consideration a lot of things including in-kind city services, and the fact that the low bid did not include any FEMA, city services or tax savings,” Watson said.

The vote sets the wheels in motion for construction to begin.

Watson said he plans to talk to the contractors this week about when they can turn dirt.

“I’m optimistic about opening the doors in the fall of 2014, but I realize there has been some delay,” he said. “I hope to have a better idea soon.”

-Kendra Bolling