Board of Education Approves Wage Adjustments for School Renovation

The Board of Education approved a $254,557 change order to rectify payment to First Team Construction for wages paid on a project funded by a federal Qualified School Construction Bond.

Because the project is using a $5 million federal Qualified School Construction Bond, contractors must pay employees in accordance with the Davis-Bacon Act. The act provides a specified wage index for on-site construction workers that was not being followed, due in-part to oversight and unfamiliarity with federal construction bonds, CFO Lisa Dickerson told the BOE in November when it was first made aware of the issue.

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(DOL Memorandum No. 208)