School board delays Bear River project |

School board delays Bear River project

The Nevada Joint Union High School District tabled Wednesday a decision to award a bid to build the proposed Bear River High School aquatics and performing arts center, after recieving a bid that was nearly $1 million over budget for the proposed complex.

The bid by Aberdeen Burns Construction was not approved, and district leaders are mulling several options, including reducing the scope of the project, re-bidding the project or using developer fees for the more than $5 million project which includes a pool, performing arts area and changing rooms.

If the board decided to use developer fees, almost all of the district’s incoming $1 million in those fees ” paid to the school district by developers to compensate the district for the projected increase in students ” for the 2004-05 school year would have to be used, said Julie Hopkins, assistant superintendent for business services.

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