The Eastern Pulaski School Board met for a lengthy work session after Monday afternoon’s public hearing concerning the rehabilitation projects at the elementary, middle and high schools.
The board approved paperwork to move forward in updating heating and cooling systems at the school buildings, replacing gym floors, updating all of the classrooms for technology purposes and educational settings, plus creating a more secure entrance at each building for the safety of students and staff members. Energy saving measures are also planned. The anticipated combined project cost is $14 million.
Superintendent Dan Foster said the board members spent a lot of time reviewing the list of needs at all of the buildings to make sure what is necessary in making this project a success and getting the most for the money being spent. Foster explained that the school board did another walking tour of the buildings Monday night to be sure to include items that may have been missed or things that don’t need to be immediately done in some instances.
Foster added that the extra time spent by the board in the work session was really productive and showed the dedication the board is making in this endeavor. An adjusted list will be given to Gibraltar Design and also a list of questions that the board has concerning the project for clarification purposes.
No formal decisions were made during the work session.