School construction projects

Besides getting renovation work started at Piedmont Elementary next month, School Board members are requesting a new cost estimate for replacing Jefferson Elementary. The request will include an alternate to add four additional classrooms, due to concerns about growth from a number of new housing developments in the area. – Dale Gentry | The Standard Banner

School Board plans to reach into fund balance after the low bid for the Piedmont Elementary renovation came in $2 million above the original estimate.

Concerns about the affect on schools from an unprecedented home construction boom are also mounting. In their meeting last Thursday, the Board asked its construction manager to provide an updated construction estimate next month for a new Jefferson Elementary School, including an option to add four more classrooms.

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