Summer improvement projects planned for schools

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Staff report

Dallas County students will begin classes in the fall with some renovations to their schools.

The Dallas County School Board met in a special called meeting on Wednesday morning to approve the roofing, painting and cleaning projects for the summer.

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The projects will be paid for out of two bonds from the state totaling $5.6 million.

“All of our schools will benefit from the bond money,” said Fannie Major-McKenzie, county school superintendent.

The major projects outlined by the school board are:

Dallas County High School: Replace roofing; install handicap ramp on both sides of the football stadium; clean columns on front of office building; replace fascia boards on shop building.

J.E. Terry Elementary: Replace roofing

Valley Grande Elementary: Replace roofing on two classroom buildings

Southside High School : Replace roofing on classroom building; replace windows with energy efficient ones

Keith: Replace roofing on a classroom building; replace windows at the front of the school with energy efficient ones

Career Technical Center:

Replace roofing on classroom building; pave drive; put up fencing