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Carroll rejects bids, scales back projects

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Bids for school construction were much higher than expected. Now, the school system has to make the projects fit within a $15 million budget.

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — Carroll School Board members rejected all construction bids in a special meeting Tuesday, in an attempt to keep the cost of construction efforts at the high and intermediate schools under $15 million.
The school division’s budget is based on the award of Qualified School Construction Bonds for nearly $15 million. This money must pay for the additional space needed to turn the intermediate into a sixth through eighth grade facility and shift the ninth grade to the high school in order to close the aging Woodlawn School.


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