With strong voter approval of a $30.4-million bond proposal last weekend, Lamesa school officials are anxious to get started on all of the projects to be funded by those bonds.
    Superintendent Jim Knight said he hopes to have the entire scope of renovation, construction and other work completed by about two and a half years from now.
    Do not expect to see things happening any time soon, however, as there is much to do before any actual construction work begins.
    Over the next three months school officials will be working with financial advisors and going through the process to begin selling the bonds to obtain the funding.
    Knight said a portion of the bonds will be sold this summer and the remainder sometime next year.
    Delaying selling some of the bonds until the money actually is needed, he said, will save the school on interest expenses related with the bonds.
    The next few months will be busy working with architects to develop plans for all of the work, which will include projects at every campus.
    As is normal for most bond proposals, detailed planning of the work has been awaiting passage of the bond issue by voters.
    Abilene-based CADCO Architects-Engineers is handling the Lamesa school project. According to the firm’s website, they have handled a number of school projects in this area in recent years, including work at Snyder, Sweetwater, Ira, Hermleigh and Rankin.


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