By Nick Sestanovich
The Governing Board of the Benicia Unified School District voted unanimously to approve two items that would expedite the progress of Benicia High School’s stadium renovation project at a short Thursday meeting.
The stadium project is one of the largest projects to be funded by Measure S, an initiative approved by voters in 2014 to provide $49.6 million in bond funding to special projects to improve the well-being of students at all BUSD schools. Completed projects include repainting at Benicia High, new playgrounds at Mary Farmar Elementary School and Matthew Turner Elementary School, fixing the roof at Benicia Middle School and installing a new hone system at all seven schools.
The first item to be approved was the awarding of a contract for the project to the lowest bidder. Measure S Bond Director Roxanne Egan that Bothman Construction out of Santa Clara was the lowest bidder with a total of $9.1 million. This price does not include the cost of team buildings and storage buildings, which will be handled by a separate contractor.