LANCASTER - Garrard County Board of Education accepted a bid Tuesday night for construction projects on the two elementary schools.
Branscum Construction Co.'s bid was the lowest of four submitted, and was accepted at $1.3 million.
The project will entail adding a cafeteria and a front canopy to Paint Lick Elementary, and an additional class room and canopy to Lancaster Elementary.
Jeff Stivers from Ross Tarrant Architecture said the four bids received were higher than originally expected.
After a discussion on whether to possibly start the bidding process again, Superintendent Ray Woolsey said the structural improvements are greatly needed and are a permanent addition to both schools.
He advised that cutting anything out of the project would cause further delay and disrupt the next school year.
A special meeting is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 18 in reference to the plan of approving the bond sale contract with Hilliard Lyons which was scratched at the last minute during Tuesday night's meeting.