The Eastern Pulaski School Board could decide tonight which projects to fund with money left over from the recent building renovation project. Members met in special session last month to discuss priorities. They’ve got about $1.6 million to spend.
Proposed exterior upgrades include redoing the 11 acres of asphalt in the corporation’s parking lots and repairing sidewalks and curbs. That work carries an estimated price tag of $700,000.
Several interior improvements also made the priority list. They include new floors in the middle/high school cafeteria and the elementary school kitchen, as well as upgrading or repairing the freezers, coolers and other cafeteria equipment. Superintendent Dan Foster noted some of the nearly $350,000 in the corporation’s food service account can be used to pay for those projects.
He says some of the smaller work can be handled in-house, but the larger projects will require outside help to solicit bids and oversee work. The board supported the idea of staying with Gibraltar Construction, which handled the recent renovation project.
Tonight’s Eastern Pulaski School Board meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. EDT in the conference/meeting center.