Bond Project FAQ


Understanding that there will be many questions about the projects, we have created a Frequently Asked Questions page that will hopefully provide some information.  If you have other questions or comments you can use our School Bond Construction Project Questions/Comments form to submit.  We will respond to questions as quickly as possible.


  1. Where is the money coming from for these projects?

    After voters passed the bond referendum in 2018, the Board of Commissioners voted to raise the property tax rate sufficiently to cover the costs of debt payments.


  2. When will the projects begin?

    A great deal of preliminary work is required before “shovels hit the ground.”  Contract negotiations with Clark Nexsen, Vannoy Construction, and the county were completed in January, 2020.  The advanced planning work done by Clark Nexsen was then used as a basis for schematic design drawings, which took input from staff and best practice to develop a “first draft” with options.  Once options were selected by the Board of Education design development drawings were completed, which finalized general floorplans and direction.  Construction documents are now being completed for review by the state Department of insurance and Department of Public Instruction.  Once these reviews are completed a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) will be established and a notice to proceed will be issued.  While some preliminary work will be started in the summer of 2021, anticipated date for the notice to proceed is August 1, 2021.


  3. How long will the projects take?

    Both projects are scheduled to be move-in ready by January 2025, approximately 41-43 months.  Of course many different factors can affect construction time, especially in this current environment.

  4. What about the students and staff?

    The safety of students and staff during construction was a major factor in selecting a construction manager.  Vannoy Construction

    has extensive experience working on occupied sites, and emphasizes both worker and client safety when on site.  The following are just some of the ways Vannoy will ensure our safety:

    • Background checks and id badges on all workers
    • Construction fencing and walkways to separate construction from instruction
    • Onsite safety supervisors
    • Coordination of schedules with school administration
    • Traffic control assistance and guidance


  5. As a contractor how do I bid on these jobs?

The Board of Education has chosen the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) method of delivery.  A construction manager (Vannoy Construction) was recommended by the School Bond Construction Committee through an RFQ process to the Board of Education.  Vannoy will use a prequalification process to select subcontractors to bid on the projects.  Please go to the Contractor Page for more information.


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