Courtesy NISD

Proposed parking and driveway improvements at Fredonia Elementary School.

Nacogdoches Independent School District board members will vote on whether to approve bids submitted for constructions projects at two campuses during their Thursday meeting.

The board will vote on awarding contracts to Cox Contractors and Drewery and Wheaton, LLC. to begin HVAC and roofing work at Mike Moses Middle School and on the first phase of the Fredonia Elementary overhaul.

Cox Contractors submitted the low bid of $1.39 million for the heating, AC and roof work at Mike Moses Middle School when the district called for bids on Jan. 14.

That bid is about $300,000 under the $1.65 million the district had budgeted for the project, according to NISD Deputy Superintendent Michael Martin.

The first step in overhauling Fredonia Elementary School is work on the driveway and pickup-and-drop off areas, and the board will vote on whether to award that contract to Drewery and Wheaton LLC Thursday.

That company bid $619,154.65 to complete the project, Martin told board members during a Jan. 15 review meeting. The bid includes architecture and engineering fees and an owner contingency of $40,000.

The total cost of the driveway project will take a bite out of the $3.56 million the district has budgeted to revamp the school, which will be paid for from the bond election passed by the community in 2018.

Fredonia Elementary School will be converted in the a pre-kindergarten facility, which entails “mintor interior renovations” and “demolition of the existing gym” on the campus, in additional to the driveway and parking area work.

The work will cover improvements to the existing parking areas and the creation of a so-called “auto-drop loop” around the campus for student drop off and pick up.

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