Central High School awards contracting bids for new pool and auditorium

By Johnie Freiwald | jfreiwald@whbf.com

Published 06/01 2015 07:15PM

Updated 06/01 2015 07:16PM

The Davenport School District is looking to approve bids on a long awaited project at Central High School. Plans to revamp Central High School's pool and auditorium hit a roadblock last summer.
That's when the $23 million  project came in $5 million over estimates. The district cut ties with an architectural firm losing a total of $1.6 million.
They then hired a contractor to do the design work Monday, they're looking to hire contractors to begin construction. The district says a new pool and auditorium is long overdue do but residents have mixed reaction.
"There are other things that are more important, like hallways or bathrooms or something or classrooms even. I think that should be focused on," said Brittany George of Davenport. 
"There's a lot of competition out there, especially with Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley. I think it is a great idea with the pool," said Darcy Bohling of Davenport. 
Updates will include an 8 lane pool with  both a warm up and cool down area and a new auditorium seating 900 people.


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