By Sam Parsons
The Pella Community School Board met last night and formally approved contract details for the construction of a connector between Jefferson Intermediate and Pella Middle School. The connector also includes a few renovations to the schools and in total, the project is now estimated to cost around $15.26 million, about $750,000 under the original estimated cost of $16 million. Construction is expected to begin next month and will carry through December 2024.
The board also approved a contract with Perspective Consulting Partners for insurance plans for the district, a new structure of registration fees for the upcoming school year, and plans to renovate the Pella High School Library.
The next regular meeting with the Pella Community School Board will be held on June 19.