Over the summer the high school's boys locker room will receive new lockers and benches, and both boys' and girls' locker room floors will get a fresh coat of epoxy. New benches will also be installed in the girls locker room along with interior painting.
Board members on Thursday approved seeking quotes from pre-approved contractors for the work.
"We are all very happy that the work will be done this summer, while school is not in session," said Susan Fekete, Chino High parent, "which is what everyone wanted. "
Chino High, which was built in 1954, is one of the oldest schools in the district, and for months parents have complained about the school's facilities being in desperate need of repair.
Board members Thursday were going to award the locker installation contract to WCCR Construction, Inc., however because the project was not advertised properly in local newspapers, the decision was delayed.
Instead, the board adopted a resolution that would allow district staff to streamline the process of choosing a contractor.
"We will be using another bidding process that has a maximum cap of $175,000 and still be able to do the work this summer as we originally planned," said Greg Stachura, CVUSD's assistant superintendent of facilities, planning and operation.
"It also allows the district to obtain quotes from pre-approved contractors. And as long as they have the appropriate licenses and their bids are in order it allows us to contract directly with them without having to go through the normal bidding process. "
Districts are entitled to either advertise in a general circulation newspaper for two weeks prior to posting the job or adopt the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act, which allows alternate time-saving bid procedures for projects below $175,000, while still ensuring the district receives the lowest pricing possible.
The district staff's next step will be to obtain contractors' quotes, Stachura said.
The project is expected to take 45 days to complete, starting in mid-June.