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School board to consider Doby’s Mill GMP

Posted: April 23, 2018 4:45 p.m.
Updated: April 24, 2018 1:00 a.m.

Tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will consider approving guaranteed maximum pricing (GMP) for an addition to be constructed at Doby’s Mill Elementary School (DMES) as part of Kershaw County School District (KCSD) facility projects voters approved by referendum in 2016.

If approved, the GMP will amend an existing agreement between the district and Edcon Inc. for work not only at DMES, but Lugoff-Elgin and Stover middle schools.

For a GMP of nearly $2.36 million, Edcon plans to build an addition to accommodate growth in the Elgin area. The addition will include updated and/or new security cameras and playground improvements. Estimates originally priced the project at a little more than $2.4 million.

According to documentation attached to tonight’s proposed agenda, along with the amount of money to perform the work, the GMP includes a $4,189 pre-construction service fee, $83,771 construction manager fee, and $229,033 as general contingency funds.

The Doby’s Mill GMP from Edcon brings their total contract for that school and the two middle schools to almost $7.45 million. The district will pay Edcon $3.03 million for additions and renovations at Stover Middle School and just shy of $2.06 million for the same type of work at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School.

As it did a month ago due to scheduling changes, tonight’s meeting will include reports normally set aside for a separate facilities/finance committee meeting. During that portion of tonight’s agenda, KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson will present:

• financial statements for the month of March;

• a proposal to raise athletic ticket prices to $7 for varsity games, $6 for junior varsity games and $7 for entry to events combining varsity and junior varsity games; and

• a recent proposal to, when its new facility is completed near I-20 Exit 98, to rename the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) as the Woolard Technology Center, in honor of ATEC’s first director, Dr. Gil Woolard.

Also tonight, the board will continue a discussion on the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget, and learn specifics about the district’s five-year strategic plan. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the board conference room at the KCSD offices, 2029 West DeKalb St. in Camden, and is open to the public.

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