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Tue June 16, 2009
Consultant hired for Sulphur Springs ISD construction project
By Scott Harvey
Sulphur Springs – The Sulphur Springs ISD has hired a construction manager at-risk for its $48 million construction program.
J.T. Turner, of Rockwall, previously managed renovations at the District's High School and the Early Childhood Learning Center. By definition, the construction manager at-risk acts as a consultant in the development and design phases of a project and serves as a general contractor during the construction phase.
The multi-million dollar project will improve and renovate facilities at each of their SISD's eight campuses.
The School Board also plans Wednesday night to consider and possibly authorize the execution of a bond purchase agreement, which would provide for the issuance of the bonds, sale price and interest rate.
Some of the scheduled improvements under the bond include but are not limited to a new middle school for grades 6-8, move 2rd and 4th grades from four campuses to current middle school, and add classrooms to Douglas Elementary 5th grade facility.
The district also plans to add a connection corridor and entrance at its current middle school for security, plus build a multipurpose building that will be used for band, athletic, cheerleading, flag corps, elementary field days, and the new stat required physical fitness activities.