Bid approved for Beasley kitchen ceiling replacement

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Upgrades at Beasley Elementary School, 3131 Koch Road, include a secure entry vestibule, four restroom fixtures to bring it into ADA compliance, outdoor lighting, additional restrooms, additional parking, roof work, HVAC work and widening the entry road to the school.

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter

The Mehlville Board of Education voted March 17 to approve a bid to fix the kitchen ceiling at Beasley Elementary.

Director of Facilities Mike Gegg said the ceiling is original to the building, which was built in 1970. 

“The ceiling is not smooth, clean and wipeable, so they have been getting a one-point deduct from the (St. Louis County)health department the last couple years,” Gegg said. 

The project includes replacing the ceiling, lights, HVAC work, paint and electrical upgrades. The project funding is through the Food and Nutrition Department budget and totals $68,919 — $10,000 of which is for the electrical upgrades.

The bid is from Brady Construction, who worked on the Mosaic Elementary kitchen in the past.