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SALYERSVILLE - Bids were opened on Tuesday for the new Magoffin County High School project, located on the Mountain Parkway, with the low bid coming in at just over $25 million.

Superintendent Stanley Holbrook said the contracts will not be awarded until July, but they will know more by Thursday evening's meeting.

The project manager through Codell opened the bids on Tuesday. Since the bids are for 22 different items, technically 22 contracts could be awarded, depending on what the Board decides to do. The project covers the construction of the school and everything that goes with that, the gym, track, parking, lighting and tennis courts, Holbrook said.

"Right now we are looking over and determining how best to save Magoffin Schools as much as possible," Holbrook said. 

Currently, he said they are waiting to hear back from three different funding sources, with $24.7 million currently secured for the project. They hope to received $6 - 7 million more. With $7 million already spent in infrastructure, he said he expects the project to cost near $40 million in total.

In the meantime, they plan to start pouring the foundation toward the end of July. 

The Independent will release more information about the project as it becomes available.