Knox Community School Board Approves Funding for Pool Liner, New High School Lockers

Gary Dulin, Jerry Fletcher, Harold Welter, Mary Lynn Ritchie, Kirk Bennett, Nathan Marcum, Mike Yankauskas, Superintendent A.J. Gappa

The Knox Community School Board approved alternate bids as part of the High School renovation project. The Knox Community School Corporation was recently approved for a Qualified School Construction bond through the state which is backed by federal funds. The Board is using that money to renovate the High School; specifically the lighting, ceiling and HVAC unit in the pool area and water piping throughout the building.

The Board has some leftover funds after the Board refused roofing bids that came in over budget. This leaves money available for projects listed in alternative bids within the scope of the renovation project.

“The Board approved an alternate bid to replace the pool liner and also to replace most of the lockers throughout the high school,” explained Superintendent, A.J. Gappa. “Most of the lockers in the building are over 35 years old, just like the building. They were designed in such a way that with the items that students bring to school now, they aren’t accommodating for those items, including a winter coat and everything else. We’re getting a different type of locker that is wider and has more room, much like the senior lockers in the high school. All of the lockers will be replaced.”