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Madison County Middle School Renovation Called Off

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Renovations for a Madison County middle school slated to start this summer have now come to a standstill. The Madison County School Board rejected all construction bids - after the price tags showed the project would cost more than $1 million more than originally expected.  

Around $3.4 million worth of renovations were set to begin at William Wetsel Middle School this summer - but the project was called off after the school board reviewed five bids last week.

The school board voted unanimously to reject all construction bids last Monday. The renovations would have included work on the school's roof, ventilation and air conditioning, electric, lighting, and bathrooms.

Five different construction companies bid on the project. Taft Construction offered the lowest bid at about $4.3 million.

County funds were already allocated based on the project's original cost estimates, but the board would still be $95,000 over budget if they chose to accept Taft's offer.     

Madison County's superintendent declined to comment on the school board's decision. There is no word on what will happen with the renovation project.

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