The proposed system would cost the district at least $139,751, not including a $15,000 contingency, but Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby said the system will help keep the students better protected, so the cost will be worth it.
“You’ll remember we talked about around $120,000 for the project,” Hamby said. “Because of the scope of this project … we did have a need to have an architect and engineer, and then we have a contingency, which we always have to do when we’re submitted a BG-1 to the state, of $15,000.”
A BG-1 is a form the district has to file with the Department of Education to indicate it wants to start a construction project. The BG-1 in question shows a total cost of $154,751, which includes a $15,000 contingency fee.
“We would anticipate the project would not be a total of $154,000, but we have to set aside that amount of money to move forward with the project,” added Hamby.
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