EBR board wants final say on new high school
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has advanced a proposal to begin preparing bids for the reconstruction of Lee High School, but the board insisted it get the final say in declaring the winning bidder.
In summer 2010, MAPP Construction of Baton Rouge underbid several other general contractors with its $45.9 million bid to build Baton Rouge Magnet, but soon was fighting with the school system, seeking more money for the project.
The cost of rebuilding Lee High, which was recently demolished, is of a similar size and scope as the Baton Rouge Magnet High project. It is estimated to cost $53.9 million, with construction starting in the spring and completion in August 2015.