Rockford School Board approved $2.7 million for Carlson Elementary School improvements

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Rockford School Board approved $2.7 million for Carlson Elementary School improvements. At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Board discussed how the money will be used in a construction project that is scheduled to start later this month.

Projects for the school include a 5,850 square-foot gymnasium, remodeling and expansion of the kitchen, and site paving improvements.

Ten companies were present at the pre-bid meeting with seven of them submitting bids. Rockford Public Schools 205 uses a blind bid process and the lowest bidder is awarded the project. Stenstrom General Contractors won the bid with a submitted offer of $2,728,000. Other company offers were:

$2,749,692 - Scandroli Construction
$2,756,600 - Cord Construction
$2,789,100 - Rockford Structures
$2,975,000 - Poulos Inc.
$3,081,135 - Larson and Larson Builders
$3,122,000 - Sjostrom & Sons Inc.

Additions and renovations to the K-5 elementary school should be completed in summer 2018.