Louisville exploring all options in its preparations for bringing another school bond issue before voters. The citizens committee and the school board are continuing their meetings and discussions.
The Cassgram reports a newer approach to implementing a construction project is being investigated. In a special meeting, the Louisville Board of Education voted unanimously to employ the services of PGH&G of Lincoln on an hourly basis. The law firm, particularly Rex Schultze of PGH&G, is involved with a number of Nebraska school districts in developing contracts for the “construction management” construction process.
Traditionally schools have designed by an architect, the design put out for bids and then built. “A new approach that has become more common now is you hire on a construction manager prior to a bond issue,” says Louisville School Superintendent Ed Kasl. “Sometimes you can get a lot better estimate of what things are going to cost by actually getting a construction company onboard.”
Kasl emphasizes the district has not decided to go that route yet but wants to utilize the expertise of the PGH&G law firm to determine if that may be the best way for Louisville to proceed. A new website, newschoolbond.com, is under construction.