Maize, which is a rival school district from the one in which I grew up in, is getting more performance bonds for the school – specifically the storm shelter.
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Hutton Construction selected as projects manager for Maize’s $70.7M school bond plan
Hutton Construction Corp. has been selected as the construction manager at-risk for a $70.7 million school-improvement plan in the Maize school district.
Now, district leaders are working with Hutton and representatives from Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture — the architecture firm of record for this plan — to determine a projects timeline. The bulk of the projects must be completed within three years in accordance with bond regulations, district officials say.
District leaders say appointing a construction manager at risk helps to ensure projects are completed on time and on or under budget. The Maize Board of Education awarded Hutton Construction the contract earlier this month.
Members of a selection committee and representatives from Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey convened Aug. 6 to interview three potential construction managers.
In June, voters in the Maize district approved the larger portion of an $83.55 million bond proposal to upgrade facilities throughout the district. A second ballot item to construct a $12.85 million natatorium for district and community uses was defeated.
The $70.7 million bond will fund the construction of tornado safe rooms and a professional center at Maize High School, a new early childhood center and a renovated and expanded Maize Middle School. Additions and improvements at Maize South High School and various athletic upgrades also are part of that total.
Maize High School is the only district that lacks a dedicated storm shelter. That building also is the district’s largest population center.