By Gary Lloyd
CLAY — The Jefferson County Board of Education on Friday approved a low bid for career technical centers to be constructed at Clay-Chalkville and Mortimer Jordan high schools.
Duncan & Thompson Construction won with a low bid of $1,246,731. That total includes both career technical centers.
VIDEO: Watch a report about the career technical center coming to Clay-Chalkville High School.
Jefferson County Schools Director of New Construction Rafael McDaniel said he hopes the centers open in mid-July. The center at Clay-Chalkville High School, he said, will be constructed behind the cafeteria and will take away some parking spaces.
Career technical classes will include welding, HVAC, carpentry, electrical, vocational agriculture and masonry.
“I think these buildings are going to serve a real purpose,” McDaniel said.
Clay Mayor Charles Webster said in December 2014 that the center will likely cover 6,000 square feet. Webster started a masonry program at the high school in 2014.
The city headed it up and Jefferson County Schools then took notice, he said.
“That’s come from the city being involved,” he said.
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