BOONE, Iowa—Boone School Superintendent Brad Manard says the School Board has held off on accepting the low bid for the district’s high school renovation project. The Board was presented with the information Monday evening and Tom Penney of the DLR Group told the board that the lowest base bid was still 7% higher than estimates. That actually works out to about $1.2 million. Penney told that Board their options included rejecting the bids and rebidding the project or allowing DLR to meet with the apparent low bidder and see if the project can be altered without changing the scope of work. It’s possible the Board could hold a special meeting in a couple of weeks to take action on the bid so work can begin. The apparent low bid was submitted by Larson Construction of Independence, Iowa. The base bid is just under $19.7 million. A total of six bids were received and they were very close, the highest at $21.8 million. Manard’s comments may be heard here.