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County BOE approves capital plan

Published 6:45pm Monday, October 7, 2013

The Tallapoosa County Board of Education approved its capital plan for 2013-2014 during Monday’s meeting.
The capital plan approved by the board includes three projects that are already funded.
Tallapoosa County Superintendent Joe Windle said the new Tallapoosa County Board of Education building is somewhat ahead of schedule, while the renovation project for Dadeville High School is slowly progressing.
“The Board of Education office is on task. It’s probably ahead of where we thought it would be,” Windle said. “The Dadeville High School project continues to be slow. The contractor has come in with a change order requesting the end date be August of next year. That would put our graduating class of this year in a building that they started in ninth grade when it was torn up, and they would graduate with it torn up. That’s just not acceptable.”
Windle said he is hoping to work with the contractor to get the project done in April instead of August.
The renovation project for DHS is among the three projects in the capital plan already funded, including renovations to the Edward Bell Career Technology Center and projects for the new board of education building.
For the DHS renovation project, $5,000,000 is budgeted for the funding year of 2008.
The Edward Bell Career Technical Center has $286,050 toward renovations budgeted for funding year 2013, while the board of education building has $550,000 budgeted for additions for funding year 2013, and a combined $888,000 budgeted for information technology in funding year 2014.
During Monday’s meeting, the board also:
Approved the Medicaid Administrative Claim Program Contracts (MAC)
Approved contracts for Parent Involvement Facilitator for Councill Middle, Dadeville Elementary School, Horseshoe Bend School and Reeltown School
Recognized retiring teacher Mr. Hoyt Sanders
Recognized the Councill Middle School lunchroom staff as lunchroom of the year for 2012-2013