The Mitchell School Board has approved a base bid of just over $45.5 million for a new high school.
The board voted 4-1 to approve the project, with Terry Aslesen voting no.
Aslesen says he voted no because the bid is $17 million less than estimated, and leaves out several athletic facility upgrades, including a main gymnasium, locker rooms, weight rooms, and an auxiliary gym.
Puetz Design and Build will be the construction manager for the project. The bid for the project is good for 30 days. Board member Brittni Flood said timing is a factor.
The board will consider a public bond issue vote to help complete the project. The amount would likely be around $20 million. That issue is expected to be discussed further at a future Mitchell School Board meeting.