Ludlow Independent Public Schools approved roughly $19 million in contracting bids for projects related to facility improvements and renovations at a special meeting Wednesday evening.
“I feel really good about the team assembled,” said Robert Ehmet of REH&A Architects, the Fort Mitchell-based firm responsible for designing the additions to the district.
With the meeting’s vote, the board successfully chose contractors for all but two of the proposed construction packages, which did not receive bids: masonry and general contracting. Ehmet said that he and the project’s construction manager will have to re-advertise those packages and hopes to get new bid prices within the week.
The acceptance of the bids follows the board’s decision from last month to issue about $10 million in bonds to help fund the project. The district also secured $23 million from Kentucky’s School Facilities Construction Commission, which issues state funds for school construction projects throughout the commonwealth.
Superintendent Mike Borchers said the district expects to break ground on the project on Friday, Sept. 29, although the event doesn’t yet have an established time. The exact date for when construction will begin in earnest has also not yet been established.
The next meeting of the Ludlow Independent School Board of Education will take place on Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the district’s administration office on Elm Street.