The Limestone County Board of Education unanimously approved a $26.1 million capital improvement plan during Tuesday’s regular meeting.
The plan features five projects totaling $13.6 million in the first phase, and two projects and a contingency fund for $12.5 million in the second phase. Both phases could be completed prior to the 2015-16 school year.
The board, which authorized Superintendent Dr. Tom Sisk on Feb. 7 to explore the system’s options for a $25 million bond issue, listened to an owner-representation overview by Philip Russell and Leon Barkan of Volkert & Associates prior to approving the capital plan during the 90-minute board meeting Tuesday.
Board members could vote on Sisk’s recommendation to hire Volkert as construction manager for Limestone’s capital plan during the April 2 board meeting.
• $5.4 million to renovate Clements High School
• $4.2 million for a new gymnasium and classrooms at Ardmore High School
• $2 million to add 14 classrooms at Creekside Elementary School
• $1 million roof replacement at West Limestone High School
• $1 million for district-wide cabling and information technology improvements
• $10 million to build a new elementary school at West Limestone High School
• $1.5 million for new library and administrative suite to split grades K-5 and 6-12 at Tanner High School
• $1 million for project contingency fund