Wood County Board of Education to discuss Erickson All-Sports Facility

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education will meet Tuesday to again discuss a project at Erickson All-Sports Facility.

The board meets at 6:30 p.m. at Wood County Schools’ 13th and Plum streets offices in Parkersburg. The meeting is open to the public.

Earlier this month the school board considered bids for the completion of new bathrooms and concession stands at Erickson, but expressed concerns over the cost. A previous school board had approved $700,000 for construction, and the Erickson All-Sports Facility Committee already had spent $200,000 on construction of a foundation for the structure.

However, officials said bids came in higher than expected. The board Tuesday will consider approval of the low bid by Grae-Con Construction at nearly $783,000.

Superintendent Will Hosaflook said the board will consider the item for discussion and vote either yes or no. If the board votes against accepting the bid, the project will be re-evaluated, reworked and rebid.

In other business, the board also will consider the expulsion of two students for violation of county and state policy. No details are given on student expulsions due to age and privacy laws.

Hosaflook said he would only present a few brief updates during his report Tuesday, and the remaining meetings this month and next would be used to wrap up 2018 business.

“After the new year, we start to get busy (with) personnel, drug testing (policy), contracts, etc.,” he said.