That is what Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby, who was in Louisville, said via Adobe meeting when the Trigg County Board of Education met Thursday night. The board unanimously voted to approve the first payment of $5,374 to Murray-based W.D. Steele Construction.
The first payment is for some of the initial equipment that the company is purchasing, said Hamby. When completed, the project will cost the district $182,850.
In August, the board unanimously approved W.D. Steele – the only bidder – for the project, but their bid of $182,850 was higher than the $124,500 price the board was quoted when they approved the project in early February.
At that August meeting, Hamby explained the project, talking about “concern about some of the transitions between the buildings that have to occur throughout the school day.” Basically, the project would involve electronic door access controls, with staff having badges with scan codes that would unlock the doors.
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