Board of Education approves bid for OHS secure entry vestibule


Photo by Erin Achenbach

The campaign committee for Mehlville School District’s Proposition S, Mehlville-Oakville United, hosted a donut drive-thru March 13, 2021, at Mehlville High School, Washington Middle School and Oakville Middle/Wohlwend Elementary. The event featured free donuts, “Yes on S” car painting and committee members dressed in costumes to raise awareness about the bond measure, the district’s first in over 20 years.

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor

The Mehlville Board of Education voted unanimously April 14 to approve a bid for restroom upgrades and the installation of a secure entry vestibule at Oakville High School, part of Proposition S facility improvements. 

The board voted 7-0 to approve a $672,440 bid from Jackson Building Group, the lowest bid received out of the six contractors who responded to the district’s request for proposals. 

The bid includes professional and contingency fees. 

The district has not worked with Jackson Building Group before, but Director of Facilities Mike Gegg told the board that they held question and answer sessions with the company before moving forward with the recommendation. 

“They’re a smaller, family-owned company. We did check their references and got some good feedback from districts that have used them,” Gegg said. 

Work is expected to begin when the current school years ends in May and wrap-up before students return in the fall.