Village News Reporter
The cost to remodel the Bonsall Unified School District office was low enough that BUSD superintendent Joseph Clevenger had the authority to approve the contract without BUSD board approval. A 5-0 vote at the BUSD board meeting ratified that contract.
“When you do find a good deal for a construction project, sometimes you move on that immediately,” Clevenger said.
The district had a necessity to construct walls for two office spaces. The remodeling took place in Room 2 of the district office, and the new offices will house the Child Nutrition Department and the Purchasing Department.
“It requires putting up two offices, so basically we put up two walls,” Clevenger said.
BUSD staff solicited bids for the remodeling. Southwest Construction Services, which is based in Lakeside, submitted a proposal asking $23,822 for the scope of work.
The work installed two 10 feet by 9 feet, 10 inch walls and one 14 feet by 9 feet, 10 inch wall. The walls were mounted over the existing carpet and attached to the existing ceiling grid with R13 insulation (which has a thickness of 3 5/8 inches). Southwest Construction also installed two new 7 foot by 3 foot frames with solid wood core doors and a standard lockset. The new walls were painted to match the existing ones as closely as possible.
“There was a compelling need,” Clevenger said. “We took care of it.”