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BHS work on schedule, board told

The construction project at Brookhaven High School is wellunderway and right on schedule, according to representatives fromBarranco Architects and Carothers Construction Management.

Two representatives updated the Brookhaven School District BoardTuesday night at the school board’s monthly meeting.

Robert Freeman and David Mann explained to the board what hadbeen completed and what could be expected over the next fewmonths.

“Right now, probably 22 to 24 percent of the job is completed,”said Freeman.

He added how well work has progressed on the existing highschool building over the last couple of months.

“In the old building, it’s just amazing how much has been done,”he said.

Board members and Superintendent Dr. Sam Bounds were alsoimpressed by the amount of work completed on the existingbuilding.

“I am really pleasantly surprised,” said Bounds, who has beenchecking on the progress periodically.

Duct work has been completed and door frames are expected toarrive in 4 to 5 weeks. The old roof has also been taken off.

Construction on the new east and west wings has also gone well,the representatives pointed out. The slab for the additions shouldbe poured in a few weeks.

Other matters discussed during last night’s meeting included thefinancial report for September as well as the claims docket, whichtotaled $529,000. Board members reviewed the documents and approvedthem.

Board members were also entertained Tuesday by sixth gradestudents from Lipsey School. The students had a presentation on theNewspaper In Education program, explaining how helpful it has beenin their school work.

During the first school presentation of the year, studentsdressed in costume to demonstrate the history of newspapers inBrookhaven. They also told board members how they were able to useThe DAILY LEADER to keep up with current events, and use thematerial in social studies, math and science lessons.

In another business matter, board member Gwendolyn Sartin calledfor executive session to discuss personnel matters, and the boardstayed behind closed doors for approximately three and a halfhours.

“Two employees wanted to come before the board on a grievanceprocedure,” said Bounds. “There was no action taken, and we endedup recessing the session.”

In other matter, not business related, school board members wereentertained before the meeting by students

The next scheduled meeting will be 6 p.m., Nov. 28, at thecentral office located on Court Street.