The Woodward News

April 11, 2013

High Plains moves forward on energy building

Charise Smith
Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — At the High Plains Technology Center board meeting on Monday, board members moved forward on the Energy Training Center project.

Out of the 92 bids, the HPTC Board of Education approved contractors for 26 bid packages and Joe D. Hall General Contractors, LLC will be the construction manger. Hall was construction manager for the Woodward County Jail and will also be doing the Woodward County Fairgrounds project.

The subtotal for the 26 bid packages is a little over $1.3 million. The cost of the 9,520 sq. ft. Energy Training Center will be just under $1.6 million for the entire project, High Plains Officials said.

The center will give students the ability to use the climbing tower without having to worry about the rain, snow, or heat.

The board also voted to approve the $1,606,535 building fund encumbrance for the project.

In other business, the board approved the reemployment of support staff coordinators for the 2014 fiscal year.

The board members also discussed and approved the changes to the student calender. Because the surrounding schools are adopting the No School On Fridays after Spring Break, HPTC has decided to adopt a similar calender where they do not have school on the Fridays after Spring Break. However, this change will result in time being added to the school day to make up for the loss of days.

Also discussed at the meeting were routine financial matters, including General Fund Encumbrance, the monthly activity fund report for March 2013 and the Treasurer's report.