It will seem a bit like saying goodbye to history, but a refurbishment for Central Elementary and Chamberlin Elementary has long been in the making. The official groundbreaking ceremonies will be held at each campus Oct. 7, but moves forward in construction are already underway.

Thanks to a successful school bond election in which voters cast a healthy thumbs up in favor of a $24 million bond package to build new schools for area students, the community has been given opportunities for employment.

Stephenville ISD has determined as much subcontracting affiliated with the construction as possible is to go to local businesses. Any area contractor or subcontractor interested in submitting bids for either campus project are encouraged to contact Wayne Davis of Baird/Williams Construction, Ltd. for detailed information related to submission. He may be contacted at 254-773-3499, ext. 208. More information is available on the school web site at

The district has allotted a three week bid timeframe beginning Aug. 27 and ending Sept. 15.