LIBERTY - Ten modifications that will shave $1 million off the price of the new Jones Park Elementary School were approved Monday night by Casey County Board of Education.
The board agreed at the suggestion of architect Larry Schwering to make the changes to keep the construction project under the $8 million estimated cost.
"We think these modifications will help us achieve our goal," Schwering said.
The two largest cuts were to eliminate bleachers in the gymnasium to save $57,000 and the digital camera system for security to cut $60,000. Both can be purchased with the $400,000 in contingency money.
Other changes and the amount saved include changing case work from stainless steel hardware to brushed chrome, $8,000; thickness of the window framing system, $25,000; changing the window paint system from three to two coats of paint, $12,000; get two work carts instead of four, $1,200; reduce the amount of site concrete, $15,000; change the waste piping system from cast iron pipe to PVC, $5,000; modify the sprinkler system, $3,000; and change grading in storm drain system rather than install manhole, $6,000.