During their regularly scheduled meeting, the Bremen Board of Education approved a contract with an architectural company to make repairs to one of the hallways at Bremen High School.
The board signed on with Robertson Lois Roof, P.C. of Alpharetta, Ga., to make repairs to BHS’s “bottom hall,” according to Bremen Schools Superintendent Dr. David Hicks.
“The bottom hall qualifies for repairs using state entitlement funds,” Hicks said. “We applied for funds last summer, so we’ve been approved and will be able to utilize those funds this summer.”
Hicks said the hall will get new HVAC units, a new drop ceiling, new flooring, the walls will be painted, and exterior doors will be installed at the end of the hallway. The total cost for the project will be $467,501. The state will cover $439,447, while the school system will provide the remaining $28,054.
The work is scheduled to begin this summer.
The board also recognized the BHS Mock Trial team during their March 11 meeting. The team won their regional competition and head to state on March 16.
In other news, the board approved the financial report, which included collection figures for the Carroll County and Haralson County Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. It was reported that these revenues were down slightly compared to recent months.
The board was also updated regarding bank fees currently being paid on school system accounts and the current status of budget planning for Fiscal Year 2014.
The board also approved a fundraising request for Bremen High School and use of facilities requests for Life Gate Church to use the BHS practice field and Wendy Cullison to use a Jones Elementary School classroom.
Under informational items, it was noted that Jones Elementary was named a 2013 Title One Reward School.
The next Bremen Board of Education meeting will be held on April 8.