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Shelby County School Board: New buildings to get full attention at meeting

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By Todd Martin

The Shelby County Board of Education will check the progress of the district’s two newest additions when it convenes at 7 p.m. Thursday at East Middle School, 600 Rocket Lane, for its regular meeting.

The board will hear an update from architects K. Norman Berry and Associates on both the finishing touches at the Northside Early Childhood Center and on the progress at the new Southside Elementary School.

The new Northside building opened for use last month, but work remained before completion, including items such as landscaping and playground equipment, which will be completed when the weather warms.

The new Southside building has started to take shape. The building now towers over the old school from behind, and the access road in the back appears to be near completion.

The board will consider a direct purchase order and approval of closing the access road project.

Also at Southside, the board will consider a change order for the 21st Century Classrooms at Southside, which provide classrooms with the necessary technology.

Also at the meeting, the board will:

  • Hear a presentation from host school East Middle.
  • Consider approval of extension of bank depository agreement.
  • Consider a positive reading on board policy revisions and reviews of administrative procedures.
  • Consider approval of Collins High School’s intent to apply for a Community Children Collaborative Regional Network Grant.
  • Consider approval of 2014-15 nonresident contracts for outgoing students to Anderson County Public Schools.
  • Consider approval of waiving board policy to allow Collins High School students to participate in the YMCA Kentucky United Nations Assembly on March 9.