Paul Driver of ATG Sports wonders why the board of USD 259, the Wichita public school district, is about to award a construction contract to an out-of-state company when a local, cheaper alternative is available.
The district’s clear message during the bond issue campaign last year was that the construction business would be good for local companies. In its first major contract award, however, the board chooses a Texas company over a local company. That’s even though the local company’s bid was less.
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