STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) – The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees has accepted a bid for construction of the Partnership School.
According to the Starkville Daily News, the bid is from Columbus-based West Brothers Construction at a base amount of $26,302,000.
The total project cost is listed at $29,908,401.
The bid was approved 4-0.
However, financial concerns still exist, the newspaper reports. One such concern is the Mississippi State University Foundation being $2 million short of its $5 million commitment.
The school will house the school districts 6th and 7th-grade students and serve as a lab for the MSU College of Education.
It will be located near the north entrance to MSU’s campus in Starkville, across from the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park.