The Schaller-Crestland school board has started bid letting for a $700,000 remodeling project at the K-8 building in Schaller.
The date for opening bids has been set for March 8, with a public hearing scheduled for March 12.
The six-part project, which calls for a main contractor and eight to ten subcontractors, is expected to be complete before the beginning of the 2001-2002 school year.
The proposed project will gut the K-4 wing of the school in order to create a better learning environment.
"We're not making any large structural changes," said Superintendent Gerald Scott. "We will not be changing the existing structure, but will be gutting those classroom areas and modernizing them, including new ceilings and new lighting."
The project will also include laying new carpet and purchasing new furniture for the classrooms. New cabinets, bulletin boards and cork boards will be installed, as well as new lockers for the students.
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