School Board Approves Civil Engineering Contracts
Estimates for cost of work on high school additions could be ready in about a month.
The Oswego Community Unit School District 308 School Board could have enough information to make a decision by July whether to proceed with additions to the district’s two high schools or build a third facility.
At Monday night’s meeting, members voted 7-0 to approve the civil engineering contracts from Meritcorp Group for work on the additions for Oswego High School and Oswego East High School. Those estimates for civil engineering work on the additions could come back before the board at its June 27 meeting.
The contract cost for each school is a fixed fee of $1,850, as well as $930 for time and material.
In a special board meeting last week, the school board approved a $20,000 contract for an updated enrollment report from RSP & Associates.
Resident Karin McCarthy-Lange urged board members to keep an open mind when considering the results from both the civil engineers and RSP & Associates.
“I realize there are many differing opinions on what decisions we need to make in regards to overcrowding,” she said. “I appreciate the new board members want to make informed decisions and I understand you are comfortable spending money to do so.
"But if you’re asking us to support your decision, we ask that you revisit your election platforms and look at the information provided to you with an open mind.”