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Prevailing-wage error skewed RHS science wing estimate

By David Knopf/News Editor

The architect for proposed Richmond High School science wing improvements told the district last week that bids came in higher than expected because of a miscalculation in Ray County’s prevailing wages.

Prevailing wages for each of Missouri’s counties are determined annually by the state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations.

Gary Barbee, an architect with the Springfield, Mo., firm of Sam Winn & Associates, told district administrators by email he was unable to recalculate his figures in time for a special school board meeting Dec. 29.

The complete story is in the Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 Richmond News.

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