JOLIET - Joliet Grade School Board is expected Wednesday to vote on approving bids to build a new elementary school next to Gompers Junior High School.
Coincidentally, the board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gompers Junior High, 1501 Copperfield Road, which is near Silver Cross Hospital.
The district received nine base bids to build the school for 600 students. The highest bid was $15.2 million and the lowest bid was $13.3 million, said Wesley Russell, assistant superintendent of business.
The architects will review the bids to make sure that all bidders followed criteria before administration makes a recommendation, Russell said.
That means if the low bid of $13.3 million does not meet crieteria, the school district will have to take the next lowest bid. Stay tune to this blog on Wednesday to find out which bid was chosen.
So now the big question of the day: What should they name the new school?