Board hears update on WHS construction

By NICOLE SMITH, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 2/23/16

At Monday night’s Jasper City Schools meeting, board members and Superintendent Dr. Ann Jackson heard another update on the progress of the new Walker High School.

Hoar Program Management’s Trent Hall said roofing is now complete on the …

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Board hears update on WHS construction

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At Monday night’s Jasper City Schools meeting, board members and Superintendent Dr. Ann Jackson heard another update on the progress of the new Walker High School.

Hoar Program Management’s Trent Hall said roofing is now complete on the school’s cafeteria and storm shelter, and the auditorium is continuing to see special attention as the tiered seating is being installed and work on stage walls is ongoing.

Curb and gutter work outside the building is continuing, and Hall says both lanes of the entry drive have curb installed. In addition, work is progressing on the administrative area near the front of the building, and painting and flooring installation inside school classrooms is ongoing.

Hall was particularly encouraged by the progress being made to the main entrance of the school.

“We’ve got the aluminum storefront entrances that are being constructed, so those are being put in place which will allow us to really make the front of the building completely enclosed but also start looking like a finished building,” Hall said. “So it’s really starting to come together from the north elevation.”

According to Hall, 65 to 70 percent of the project is completed, and a finish date of late September still stands.

In other business:

•Chief Financial Officer Monique Rector presented the latest financial report for the school district. She said the school system had a total funds balance of $13 million at the end of January, with a general fund balance of $6.9 million.

Rector added that ad valorem tax revenues are encouraging, and sales tax revenue is on the increase.

In the coming months, she said the school district will make a large purchase of three new school buses.