Bethel was initially constructed without canopies for the students to unload or load as car riders. The majority of the students are car riders and must stand outside in front of the school exposed to inclement weather. Parents and staff have requested canopies for the front of this facility for several years, and with the passage of the millage, this project was completed.
Baldwin & Shell Construction proposed a bid of $347,588.00. The Bryant School Board voted to accept the bid for constructing a canopy system on June 29.
Completed: August 2017
Estimated Costs*: $350,000
Final Cost: $306,032
*The estimated cost for construction were derived from square foot calculations based on several known facts such as possible site locations, timing/scheduling, extensive historical cost data on similar projects in Central Arkansas, market conditions, inflationary impact study, State POR (Program of Requirements) and years of history of working with designs of the architect selected by the district. Estimates were based on costs for 2016.