The Ponca City Board of Education recently approved a contract with Evans and Associates in the amount of $128,855.00 for the playground and staff parking lot projects at the Washington Pre-K Center, located at 1615 North Seventh Street. Evans and Associates was the low bidder on the project.
Bret Smith, Executive Director of Operations for Ponca City Schools, said the playground resurfacing project at Washington qualifies to receive CARES funding but the staff parking lot project does not.
“The parking lot project doesn’t have anything to do with CARES funds so that portion of the project will be paid for out of the district’s building fund,” said Smith. “It was cheaper to combine both projects instead of doing one project at a time.”
Smith said bonds for the project were just approved by the board attorney and work should start right after the July 4 holiday.
“They have 60 days to complete the project but it shouldn’t take that long,” said Smith.
CAPTION: The staff parking lot and playground area at the Washington Pre-K Center will be resurfaced this summer.