School board to get construction project updates
by Michelle Babcock
September 04, 2014 12:35 AM | 3293 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cherokee County Board of Education is set to receive an update on construction projects at its meeting tonight, including progress on the replacement Dean Rusk Middle School.

On Aug. 26, Assistant Superintendent for Construction Management William Sebring gave the superintendent an update on two major construction projects in the district, and the superintendent placed the update on the agenda for tonight.

Construction on the replacement building for Dean Rusk Middle School is set to open for use in August 2016 and the documents state construction is on track to be finished on schedule.

Underground electrical, mechanical and plumbing work is progressing, the update shows, and paving is underway.

Along with an update on the new Dean Rusk facility, the school board will also receive an update on the Cherokee High School athletic facility improvements, the meeting documents show.

Improvements to the football stadium, softball field and field houses are scheduled for completion this month, the report shows.

Sod has been planted on the football and softball fields, and other renovations and improvements are near completion.

Also on the agenda for the meeting tonight, the school board will select an independent auditor to review the district’s finances for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 fiscal years.

The board will be presented with a bid comparison worksheet to review at the meeting, the agenda states, and the board will be asked to vote on an independent auditing firm to conduct the audits.

The board will also recognize three award-winning educators, and consider renewing the district’s partnership agreement with Northside Hospital-Cherokee.

The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the Historic Canton High School Board Auditorium at 111 Academy St. in Canton.

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