Wilmeth opened in 2006 and McGowen opened in 2008, according to meeting documents. Originally the district was looking at refreshing these roofs in 2025 and 2026, respectively; however, district staff says this work needs to be done now.
“The roofs of both schools have reached their end of life and we are currently making constant repairs to patch water intrusion issues,” officials said in district documents.
Staff had put the project out to bid, and the best recoating cost was submitted by Progressive Roofing for $691,120. The cost includes painting all the gas pipes on the roofs as well as required performance and payment bonds. The funds for this come from savings on other bond projects, staff stated. The roof work would be guaranteed for 20 years.
The item was approved on the board's consent agenda unanimously without discussion.