Erie Public School Board votes to streamline construction projects

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The Erie Public School Board votes to streamline the process of hiring contractors for projects throughout the district.

Last week, the School Board rejected some of the proposed changes.  Now, after some tweaking of the policies, they’re being brought back to the board for discussion.  

One of the changes includes removing a 30-day waiting period after a contract is awarded before work can begin.

Superintendent of Erie’s Public Schools, Brian Polito, tells us, “they also rejected a number of recommendations that the administration had made to streamline our process.  So, today, we just brought those changes to the board and they have approved it.  So, now, we’ll be able to move forward and start to bid out our projects.”

Members of the School Board say the new process could allow them to award bids to contractors within days of opening the bid.

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