In closed session Tuesday, July 28, the Marshall Board of Education authorized Superintendent Craig Noah to negotiate for the Banks property and pursue the possibility of purchasing additional land from the Church of the Nazarene, according to a news release from the district.
The pursuit of real estate is in preparation for building a new upper elementary school if voters approve a bond issue the board plans to place on the November ballot.
The board had considered five properties for the future site of the new school. The Banks property is located near Stone Hedge Country Club on South Business Highway 65.
During open session Tuesday, the board selected a construction management firm to help finalize plans and cost estimates for the project, deciding to hire Titan Construction if fee negotations are successful.
The board earlier selected ACI Frangkiser Hutchens as the architect for the project, which would also include building additions at Benton and Northwest elementary schools.
The total cost of the construction project is expected to be about $18.5 million, according to ACI's preliminary estimates.
5 sites under consideration for new school, district plans to form community advisory committee for bond issue:
Marshall school board selects construction management firm for proposed building project: