When they met Monday, members of the Leavenworth Board of Education approved bids for a floor repair project at Leavenworth High School.

When they met Monday, members of the Leavenworth Board of Education approved bids for a floor repair project at Leavenworth High School.

The bids total $397,983.

The project will replace flooring in several classrooms in a southwest section of the high school.

The floor of chemistry and JROTC classrooms has experienced settling issues. The floor in these rooms has cracked and a portion of it has been sinking.

Board members first learned about the problem when they toured Leavenworth High School in October.

Despite the damage to the floor, school officials have said the problem does not pose safety concerns for students.

School officials plan to replace a damaged section of the floor.

"This project will begin right after school is out," Superintendent Mike Roth said.

He said work should be completed in time for the start of the next school year.

Roth said the work should not be impacted by the weather because the work will take place indoors.

While much of the flooring will be replaced, school officials believe the floor in the far west JROTC classroom can be repaired using a process known as mudjacking.

The project will be managed by Nabholz Construction, Lenexa. This is the same company that is serving as the construction manager for projects resulting from a bond issue that was approved by voters last year.

While $397,983 may seem like a lot of money, Roth said school officials are excited the project will not cost as much as previously estimated. Based on earlier estimates, officials thought the project could cost as much as $500,000.

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