TOP PHOTO: Campbell County’s BOE held its monthly meeting on Tuesday afternoon, approving several bids for upcoming projects.
By Charlotte Underwood
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Campbell County School Board met Tuesday evening, with the approval of various bids topping the agenda. Other business discussed included the approval of the 2024-25 school year calendar, as well as the approval of hiring an architect.
Bids approved included two fencing bids, one for Jellico Elementary School and one for Jellico High School. The fences were needed for safety reasons, according to Director of Schools Jennifer Fields.
School board members approved the low bid for each project with Tim’s Fencing. The bid for the Jellico Elementary fence was $69,446 and the bid for the Jellico High School fence was $62,100.52.
Also approved was a bid from School and Office Supply for the complete renovation of Campbell County High School’s cafeteria dining room. School and Office Supply was the only bidder for the project at $266,892. The renovations include new tables and seating, new art work on the walls and more.
The re-bidding for the roof replacement at LaFollette Elementary and Caryville Elementary schools was approved with modified specifications to include “Carlisle, John Mansville, Versico or system equivalent” in the wording of the specifications.
Other business approved by the board was the hiring of architect Michael Brady, Inc. for services related to the modular classroom project at Elk Valley STEM School.
“Even though this is a modular building, we are required by CTAS to have an architect for it,” Board of education chairman Steve Morgan said.
The 2024-25 school year calendar was approved, as was a copier lease agreement for Jacksboro Elementary School.
Final business approved by the board was the “conveyance” of a small piece of property at the Jellico High School to Jellico Utilities. Across from this property is an aging sewer lift station that needs to be taken offline.
However, the utility needs to build a new sewer lift station first before taking the old one off line.
According to Jellico Utility officials, the footprint of the new lift station will only take up a tenth of an acre and the utility will put fencing up around it. Everything else will be underground. The project would probably be done in about a year, according to utility officials. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/13/2023-6AM)