Construction bids totaling $5.287 million were accepted Thursday by the Levelland school board.
The bids are for remodeling Levelland Intermediate School and are part of the $39.47 million bond issue.
Trustees spent more than an hour discussing the pros and cons of the bids and alternate bids.
Jim McCutchin, construction manager-agent, said the interior demolition of the 114,000 square-foot building will be a big job.
The accepted demolition bid for $522,700 went to ZM Interiors, and a concrete bid of $144,239 from McHam Ltd. was a ìbargain.î
McCutchin said the district had all of the doors at South Elementary laminated, and trustees considered but rejected an alternate bid of $112,700 for the Intermediate campus.
He said the district could stain and refinish the doors at Intermediate for $20,000 or less.
In the end, trustees $632,427 worth of alternate bids out of an original $1,054,141.
Board member Tania Moody asked where the district was on its budget for remodeling.
McCutchin said the district spent $75 a square foot to remodel South, but the Intermediate School should cost $65 a square foot.
He added, ìThis building is full of changes.î