(KMOV) – Some schools in the St. Louis Public School district are in dire need of funds that Proposition S promises. But first, the district must hire contractors to do the work.
As Central Visual and Performing Arts, the equipment is antiquated, the floor is falling apart in some places and there are water damaged walls.
At Sumner High School, old wooden windows are leading to skyrocketing energy bills.
Now the district is putting out a call for bids for a construction management firm to handle $155 million in projects.
The district says nearly every one of its 74 buildings will have work done. Some of the first jobs will begin in December, and the work is expected to last anywhere from three to five years.
It will include $20 million for building exteriors, $16 million for science labs, libraries and auditoriums, and $27 million for electrical work including wiring for computers.
The district says the $155 million bond approved with Proposition S won’t cover all the work that needs to be done. However, it says the bad economy will allow it to get more bang for its buck by getting more, and lower bids from construction companies badly needing work.