Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

April 24, 2013

Gym projects moving at both high schools

By Leeann Akers - Editor
Journal-Times

April 24, 2013 — The Carter County Board of Education will begin accepting bids for renovations in both high school gyms as soon as plans are approved by the state.

“We are really concerned with the time frame,” Supt. Ronnie Dotson said during Friday’s special board meeting. “If we can get them rushed through, we could possibly be ready by the next Monday.”

Floors in both gyms and lower level bleachers are slated to be replaced during the summer months, if all goes according to plans, which were passed unanimously.

According to the architects, the renovation projects will cost a total of $682,900.

The school board also passed change orders for current construction projects.

Carter City Elementary’s gymnasium will not have built-in volleyball courts, saving just over $2,000.

Additional monies were approved for replacement of bad dirt in the parking area and bus loop. Earlier, $15,000 was approved but the need to replace more dirt added about $8,000 to the bill.

“Underground water caused a need for stone and geotechnical fabric to be used instead of dirt,” said Josh Shuster, project manager for Packs’ Inc. “That drove up the cost.”

The school board also approved a motion allowing Dotson to negotiate for furniture for the school.

Virco, the company which is outfitting Tygart Creek Elementary, submitted a quote for Carter City of $237,129.25.

“This would be the most we would pay,” Dotson said. “I am hoping to negotiate again like we did for Tygart. We have to order in the next week or two in order to get it delivered and installed.”

Both Tygart Creek and Carter City elementaries are slated to open this fall.

Leeann Akers can be reached at lakers@journal-times.com or by phone at 474-5101.