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Ag shop, New Tech set to receive new facilities
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Mike Walpole tells board members about the revised plans for the RHS ag shop and New Tech building.

Residents will likely begin seeing work done on the two Ruston High School projects that were approved and funded with a 10-year millage extension in April 2011.

The board approved plans to tear down the existing agriculture building at Ruston High School, build a new one and then build a new building for the New Tech @ Ruston program last year.

In March, the bid for the two projects came back with $4,054,000 from Don M. Barron Contractor, Inc. as the low bidder. This number was much higher than the proposed budget of $3,415,000. Board members at that time asked Architect Mike Walpole to revise the plans in such a way as to bring the cost down.

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