At its Feb. 2 meeting, the Board approved bids for referendum projects at BMS-Prairie and BMS-Station. The construction bids came in lower than expected at $15,275,444 for both schools, compared to the estimated cost of $19,431,658. An estimated total of $30 million will be spent on both middle schools, as items like safety and security and furniture are not included in the construction bids. Construction is expected to begin in the spring and tentatively wrap up in November 2022. Project work across all D220 schools is expected to last through 2024.