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The pothole-filled road leading from behind the school to Warren Road is going to be repaired.
School officials announced Monday they are seeking bids to resurface the roadway and hope to have construction completed before the end of the year.
At the Monday night board meeting, superintendent Dwayne Noble said the request for bids will be published this week and a bid opening set in October. “We want to get the work done before cold weather,” he said.  The work will consist of a three-inch asphalt overlay on the existing Troy Aikman Drive from the intersection of the gym parking lot to warren Road.
The work is expected to cause some issues with parking for both students and teachers but he pointed out the cars will have to park at the gym and in the space made available from the demolition of the old board office.
No price estimate was given for the project.
Also at the Monday meeting, the board approved spending another portion of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSR). That money is part of the CARES Act to help with the impact of the Coronavirus on schools.
“We started at around $3 million and have been budgeting it out over several years,”the superintendent said.
He pointed out the program requires the school to pay for the projects up front then receive reimbursement from the federal government.
This year, he said money will be spent at the early childhood and kindergarten building for their playgrounds and upgrading video surveillance cameras. “We want the cameras to be able to read license plates,” he told the board.
“I would like to see some of that money put into repairs at the auditorium,” said board member Pam Bealko. She pointed out the program allows for monies to be spent for fine arts and the band programs. “We have found out the camaraderie from these programs is beneficial to the students.”
Bealko said the auditorium is in need of new seating as well as lights and repairs to the walls. She claimed there are leaks in the walls that is allowing mold to grow.
Noble said that would be looked at for the next year’s ESSR funding.
In his report to the board, Noble said construction material for the new golf hitting facility should be arriving this week with construction to start next week. That building will be located to the west side of the softball parking lot.
Board members accepted the resignation of Nikki Dwiggins. She has been a pre-school aide for the past 16 years.