Published: Friday, January 11, 2008
Meeting Thursday, school board members handled these matters:
Viewed the latest draft depicting a new middle school/high school that will be built on more than 100 acres the district owns between Interstate 76 and Mahoning Avenue. The 81,000-square-foot, $14.8 million facility, which will house up to 480 pupils in grades six through 12, will probably have a corridor and lobby separating middle and high school classrooms, and have as common areas a gym, cafetorium and library. The board is to meet next Friday with AVG Construction Inc. of Cleveland, the project's architectural firm, and have AVG review the designs.
Heard that construction of the school is on schedule, which means work should get under way in April or May, with a September 2009 opening, Superintendent Buck Palmer noted.
Learned that bids for various aspects of the project, including heating and cooling, plumbing and electricity, are to be advertised later this month, with opening bids set for late February, Palmer said.
Approved one-year appointments of Sue Karash and Bart McGee as the board's president and vice president, respectively. Karash has served 10 years on the board; McGee, six.