The new Madison County Middle School is hooked into the Comer sewerage system, which one of the very final details left lingering in the $20 million MCMS project.
“Probably the most tedious thing has been getting that sewer in,” McGhee said. “But it is in and it’s ready to go. We’re happy that the city of Comer could work with us on that.”
McGhee and Knight met with Comer officials and a project engineer for a final walk through of the sewer system.
“I was a little worried about what that was going to entail,” McGhee joked. “But we didn’t have to get down in the manholes or anything like that.”
McGhee noted that only a few cosmetic features must be tended to before sewer project is in the books.
OLD MCMS PROJECT REBOUNDS
Renovation at the old Madison County Middle School building is back on schedule following a June setback.
Workers discovered asbestos beneath some carpet while working on what will be the Freshman Academy wing of the building, slowing the project for a few days.
But McGhee said the construction crew has actually gained ground since then.
“They have really made up some time,” he said.
An abatement crew was brought in to clean up the asbestos, which cost the school system around $41,000, a price not as high as originally feared.
The old middle school building is being converted into a hybrid building, one that will house the central office, the Madison County High School Freshman Academy and the Danielsville Elementary Colt Academy.
BOE SEEKS ‘DISTINCTION’
The Madison County will officially file the paper work for recognition as a “board of distinction” by the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA).
The Madison County BOE already meets all the criteria for that honor, but was required to pass a resolution to start the process, which it did at Tuesday night’s meeting.
“I feel confident that within a couple months, y’all will earn that designation,” McGhee said.
In other business conducted Tuesday night, the school board:
•heard that this will be the last month the school system will make collections for the 2003 SPLOST. The system will start collections on the 2008 SPLOST in August.
•approved all variance requests.
•OK’d a number of policies that had been introduced the previous month, including guidelines for reporting criminal charges to an employer,
personnel ethics, complaints and grievances for certified employees and student codes of conduct for elementary, middle and high schools.
•approved overnight field trips for next school year.
•approved all administrative supplements for next school year.