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High School Roof Expecting Summer Completion

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Galesburg Board of Education members are expecting quite a few bids for a new roof at Galesburg High School.

Although the project was approved in December by the District 205 Board of Education, bid documents for a new roof at Galesburg High School were reviewed during yesterday’s Building Committee meeting.

A life safety survey was conducted by Klinger and Associates suggesting the roof needed to be replaced.

District 205 budgeted more than $3-million to complete the project, but alternate bids will be available to keep the roof replacement in budget.

Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations David Black tells WGIL the committee spent time deciding how to section the project out.

“When you bid a big project like this, you have to bond,” says Black. “The bonding money is so big that a lot of small companies can’t do it. We broke it into a little chunk out here and there, just where there is a natural divide.”

The project costs not only account for the roof, but some of the masonry around the roof, the flashing, and other problems.

Replacing the roof at GHS is being paid for through both grants and QZAB bonds.

Bids are expected to be received later this month with completion slated before the start of school in August.