MARSHALL — Marshall ISD trustees have approved two bids as part of its $109.2 million bond construction project approved by voters in May.

Transet Co. of Longview was the low bid approved this week for the construction of the new William B. Travis Elementary School with a bid of about $16.579 million.

RLM Contractors, also of Longview, was the approved low bidder for the construction of the junior high school with a bid of about $31.279 million.

Trustees also opted for cost-savings measures, such as LED lighting in the two new construction projects as well as aluminum for the schools' general electric feeders.

Trustees also approved MISD Project Manager Robert Wilbanks to enter into negotiations with WRL General Contractors of Flint for the Price T. Young Elementary School construction project.

Trustees also voted to lease five portable buildings during the demolition and new construction project of a wing of classrooms at David Crockett Elementary School.

The total cost for the buildings, including set up assembly, awnings and dismantling, is about $197,000.

Additional costs will come in for technology needs at the buildings and electrical service.

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