School board OKs 2013-2014 capital plan
By Gary Lloyd
The Trussville City Board of Education last week approved its 2013-2014 capital plan.
The 16-item capital plan includes items that all likely will exceed $50,000, said Trussville City Schools Facilities Coordinator Barry Davis.
The No. 1 item on the capital plan is the new Hewitt-Trussville Stadium located near the Trussville Civic Center, where ground was officially broken Wednesday. Trussville City Schools last month received permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move forward with the construction of the stadium. The school system has signed contracts with Blalock Building Company to build the stadium.
The plan’s second item is to procure property and construct a new elementary school near the Magnolia Place subdivision. The school system is in the process of adding two new elementary schools — near Magnolia Place and in the New Deal-era building on Parkway Drive — to ease overcrowding and remove portables at the Paine campus. The third item on the list includes renovations and additions to the Parkway Drive school to accommodate K-5 students.
The next items are installing bleacher and concession stand equipment at the Hewitt-Trussville baseball complex, acquiring concrete and rubberized surface for the Paine Primary School playground, installing additional canopies and awnings at the Paine and Hewitt-Trussville Middle School campuses, upgrading access control and safety throughout the system, upgrading technology systemwide, replacing the roof at the Paine campus, adding sound enhancement features for the Hewitt-Trussville High School choir room, acquiring land and constructing a maintenance/transportation shop including a warehouse-type storage facility, installing concrete on the emergency road at Hewitt-Trussville High School, re-coating the sump basins in Hewitt-Trussville High School’s cooling towers due to corrosion, adding to the board room at the central office, renovating the kitchen at the Hewitt-Trussville Middle School lunchroom and replacing the windows at the school on Parkway Drive.
The Trussville City Board of Education next meets Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. with a 4:30 p.m. work session at the central office on North Chalkville Road.
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