PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board will look over bids that were opened last week for district properties which were recently declared surplus. At a meeting later today, the board will look at four bids that were offered for two of three surplus properties. The district declared the McKinley and Washington elementary buildings and the Administration Building surplus property and accepted bids for the purchase of the structures. The bids were opened last Wednesday. Two bids for McKinley ranged from $67,500 to $101,100. Two bids for Washington started with the lowest at $107,500 and the highest was $351,000. The high bids for McKinley and Washington came from Jed Baumann, Joshua Lieberman and Richard Bauer.
The board is in the process of looking at changes for the district’s elementary buildings. The two oldest buildings are McKinley and Washington and the structures will need upgrades soon. Officials are considering three different plans; with one of the options being closing the two oldest buildings and constructing a new elementary.
The board will meet this afternoon at 5:15 p.m. at the School District Administration Building to consider whether to accept or reject the bids it received last week for McKinley and Washington or whether or not to offer the structures for bid again.
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