Representatives from Gibraltar Design presented updates in the building project to the Eastern Pulaski School Board Monday night. The project includes upgrades to the elementary, middle and high schools. Main entrances will be secured, restrooms updated, classrooms improved including the change of chalkboards to marker boards and replacing windows. Both gyms will be updated with new floors and other electrical improvements. Eastern Pulaski Community Schools Superintendent Dan Foster says doing all the buildings at once is more cost efficient.
“It makes since to try to tie them together because you can get a scope of savings,” said Foster.
The school board members are reviewing the proposal. Foster says they plan to meet again on Monday Oct. 27th.
“They’ll come back and present more updated information of what they have and again we will have conversation and questions and decide if they need to go back to the drawing board or if we are good on this thing then we kind of check it off and say ok we are good here let’s focus on the things that are not there yet and then eventually as we get into November and December hopefully we will have a pretty good idea and we can put things to bid. Hopefully the bids go favorably,” added Foster.
The project carries an estimated cost of $14 million and will be paid for through a tax increase. Plans call for the work to start in March.