In a July 28 open house, students and parents of Eminence Independent Schools will see a refurbished elementary school and gymnasium.
EIS drafted a bid, which was sent to the state, for several aspects of the renovations, including demolition. That bid was accepted.
Because of that and by investing a great deal of their own sweat equity, Superintendent Buddy Berry calculated their savings at about 40 percent.
“We did over $80,000 of work ourselves,” he said. “When you have talented folks, it goes a long, long way.”