Administrators reject bids to build new high school in Alabaster, vote to start over

ALABASTER, Ala. (WIAT) — The Alabaster Board of Education voted to reject the bids they received from contractors interested in building the city’s new high school, according to Superintendent Wayne Vickers.

Vickers says that administrators felt the bids were too high and that the fledgling school district could use tax money more efficiently by going back and breaking up the final project up into separate pieces.

According to Vickers, breaking the work into separate projects could allow the school board to get a better deal on the construction.

As for how it will impact the opening of the new school, the Alabaster Superintendent says Fall of 2017 is still the target date for students to begin using the main building, but the completion dates for other sections of campus could potentially be delayed. Vickers said the timetable will be influenced by what happens during the bidding process the second time around.

Copyright 2015 WIAT 42 News

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