A new middle school at Mountain View will be built at an amount significantly under budget, the town’s newspaper reports. Originally estimated at $7.3 million to $7.5 million, the low bid came in at $6.05 million. A Springfield company is the general contractor. Sixteen companies turned in bids — reflecting a need for work in a tight economy. Only $10,000 separated the lowest and second lowest bids.
The report echoes the thoughts given by a Springfield architectural firm in advance of an issue that was turned down by Houston School District voters in April. That proposal would have constructed a new high school.

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