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Belton: School District Approves Price Tag Of New Middle School, Gives Project Updates

By: Brittany Semadeni Email
By: Brittany Semadeni Email

BELTON (March 26, 2013)—At a meeting of the Belton ISD Board of Trustees Monday, board members approved the price tag on a new school expected to open next year.

Construction of North Belton Middle School will come with a $26,281,461 price tag, a spokesperson said.

A groundbreaking for the school could be held next month, a spokesperson said, but that has yet to be scheduled.

Belton ISD has two additional projects in the works, all of which are a result of a taxpayer-approved 2012 Bond Program.

Deputy Superintendent for Finance and Operations Eric Haugeberg reported Monday that the construction is progressing as scheduled at High Point Elementary School, located off Hwy. 317 on FM 2483.

The installation of the roof is almost complete and the majority of the exterior brick has been completed.

The construction of curbs and gutters of the parking lots and drives has also begun.

Chisholm Trail Elementary is anticipating its construction and it, along with High Point, will mimic the Tarver Elementary building which was constructed about 5 years ago.

Last spring, SHW Architects' design team met with the administration and selected campus representatives to decide if any modifications to the building needed to be made. Modifications will include some minor construction changes and the utilization of natural gas for the kitchen equipment, according to BISD’s website.

The interior and exterior finishes will also be different.

According to Baird Williams Construction’s preliminary review, the project appears to be on target with the projected budget estimates and May 7 has been set for the construction bid date.

A guaranteed maximum price for the Chisholm Trail Elementary construction project is expected to be presented in May.


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