Back in April the Middletown School Board voted 5-4 to send out "requests for proposals" from companies that would be interested in doing a study to see if a PLA would save the district money on their construction costs for their new elementary school.
The proposals were due in to the school district last Friday May 21st. Now the board and the superintendent will evaluate the proposals, the estimated costs of the study and they will either pick a company to do the study or decide not to proceed.
Either way, it is their decision. We hope that the school board sees the advantage of utilizing the PLA for the financial savings to the district, for the local workers who will be employed there and for the students that may get a chance to start a career in one of the building trades through the various apprenticeship programs.
The next board meeting is on June 3, 2010 at 7:30 pm. HOWEVER - As of this date, we have not confirmed whether this will be on the agenda that night or not.
Please check back here for the next meeting date in regard to this subject and come out to support the PLA proposal.