School board requests money from Education Trust Fund for construction project
by Dale Jones
The Trussville City Schools Board of Education held a called meeting on Monday to request $695,000 from the Education Trust Fund. The funds will be used for a portion of Magnolia Elementary School construction project not covered in the base bid.
According to the agreement between the school board and the City of Trussville, there is a specific process for withdrawing money from the trust fund.
“What we are doing this morning is changing the letter to the city, which we approved in our Jan. 25 board meeting, to a resolution,” said Superintendent Dr. Pattie Neill. “The official way to withdraw money from the trust fund is a resolution by both parties, so our letter needed to be turned into a resolution.”
Now, the city council will also submit a resolution for the withdrawal of the funds.
Items that will be paid from these funds include $560,000 for a storm shelter, $87,000 for gas and sewer lines, $15,000 for sidewalks and $33,000 for thrmo striping.