More updates OK’d for CVMS |

More updates OK’d for CVMS

by Amy Alonzo

The scope of funded projects encompassed in the Carson Valley Middle School renovation project is growing.

The Douglas County School Board on Tuesday approved funding for additional work at the school. The bid for previously approved work had come in below budget.

“We came in … under budget,” said Project Manager Scott McCullough. “We saw we had a little more room to add a little more scope.”

The board on Tuesday approved an additional $700,000 in funding to remodel the comprehensive life skills classroom, refurbish flooring in the gym and multipurpose room and replace the bleachers in the gym. Work on the life skills classroom will cost about $488,000 and the gym and multipurpose room work will cost about $219,000.

Currently, the bleachers in the gym are original and do not have handrails and are not Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant, McCullough said. In addition, the multipurpose room is carpeted, he said.

The additional projects still “puts us in a total budget well under the $4.2,” he said.

Carson Valley Middle School opened in the late 1950s and served as the Valley’s high school until 1975.

A renovation project for the school previously included security upgrades at the school, including creating a single point of entry, increased exterior lighting, reconfiguration of the front parking lot and the addition of perimeter fencing.

The work was budgeted for $4.25 million, but Reno-based CORE Construction bid the project at just $2.98 million.

The board also approved a $2.47 million bid by Washoe Valley-based Bison Construction for work at Whittell High School’s stadium, pending the approval of a donor who provided funding for the project.

The district had received a $3 million donation from the Maloff family for the renovation and upgrading of Gary Lundergreen Field, the stadium and access to the field.