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Mitchell School Board to review financing proposals for fine arts center

The Mitchell Board of Education will consider approving one of three financial proposals for the district's proposed new fine arts center at its meeting at 5 p.m. tonight in the commons area at L.B. Williams Elementary.

The district received three proposals for the financing of the proposed facility, projected to cost as much as $13.5 million and have about 1,200 seats, and extra space for choir, band and drama students.

Mitchell Superintendent Joe Graves will recommend the board accept a proposal from Edward Jones, a financial services firm, which submitted a financing proposal totaling $18,268,889. That's lower than the two other proposals of $18,457,341 from D.A. Davidson Company and $18,501,762 from Doughtery & Company.

A representative from Edward Jones will attend the meeting and answer questions.

Other business

In other business, board members plan to:

• Consider accepting the resignation of Rick Johnson, a board member who suffered a stroke last year.

• Hear reports from board members and Superintendent Joe Graves.

• Hear public commentary.

• Conduct a building tour of L.B. Williams Elementary.