DCTC Rendering

    Next Steps

    The district will begin working with the architects on building plans, specifications in October/November and plan to bid Project DCTC January/Februry 2020. Ideally, construction would begin March/April 2020. The construction will take approximately 16-18 months. Project DCTC is planned to open for students for the 2021-22 school year.


    April 3, 2019

    Our district has a very bright future and our students will absolutely benefit from the continued progress in DCR1.  

    The progress that has occurred over the last few years can now continue and we will be able to address our facility needs to give our students the best possible start on their futures.  Many of the decisions for next budget year have yet to be made, but I am optimist about us continuing to improve our student achievement, our continued improvements in staff pay, and our continued facility improvement. Thank you voters of the Dallas County R-I School District.

    April 2, 2019

    Dallas County voters approved a $.46 lease purchase bond to build a new Dallas County Technical Center on the high school campus. This center will also include agriculture facilities. The voters approved the bond issue 59.26%. Thank you so much Dallas County voters.

    November 18, 2019

    Dake-Wells presented information at the November 18, 2019 Board of Education meeting including updated renderings, building floor plans, enhanced features, and a timeline for the project. The timeline included a ground breaking date of May 4, 2020. 

    February 24, 2020

    At the February 24 Board of Education meeting, directors approved hiring an Owner Representative/Project Manager. This individual or company will work with the Dake-Wells architect and the general contractor to ensure the district needs are being met within the project. The request for qualifications has been posted on the bisonpride.org website and other hiring locations. The district hopes to make a selection and hire the position at the March 23, board meeting.

    The district is very close to releasing the project for bidding.  DCR1 plans to have the bids released by Dake-Wells on March 2nd.  A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for March 16th at the High School for prospective contractors.  Bids will be opened at district office on March 20, at 2:00 pm.  There will be a recommendation to award the DCTC construction bid at the March 23rd meeting.  


    May 11, 2020

    Dr. Tim Ryan and the members of the DCR1 Board of Education broke ground Monday, May 11, 2020 on the new Dallas County Technical Center lcoated on the west side of Buffalo High School. Also attending the ceremony were Mayor Brandon Kenall, Champber of Commerce Executive Director Tanya Watson, Dallas County Economic Developer Hollie Elliott, members from the Dake Wells Architecture firm including Brandon Dake, members of DeWitt & Associates general contracting construction management, Steve Johnson Buffalo Reflex, and several district administrators. Ideally, the new building will open in the fall of 2021.

    September 21, 2020

    The DCTC project is currently on time and within budget.  We did hit a significant amount of rock on the site during excavation; however, we also have had some savings from some parts of the project coming in under budget.  The substantial completion date remains May 27, 2021.  Next week, Dewitt Construction plans to pour the slab floor on the East end of the building.  After the slab has cured for 4-7 days they can begin the assembly of the Pre-engineered Metal Building which comprises the classes with workshops on the North side of the new building.