The new high school still is on schedule to open for the 2013-14 academic year, Long County School System Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters reported to the board of education at its November meeting.
Questions have arisen regarding the cost of additional columns slated for construction at the entrance of the new school, according to Waters. A manager from Pope Construction, which is handling the project, said the columns were included in the original estimate. Waters also reported that the water- and sewage-improvement project still is in the planning stages, but once the system is installed, the volume of water at the school will increase.
In addition, Waters said, these improvements include a new pump station and larger water lines.
In other business:
• Waters introduced Stephanie Fox, the school system’s new food service director. She previously was employed by the Liberty County School System.
• Waters told BoE members that a Long County High School council meeting is scheduled for Jan. 18. The council is comprised of two teachers, two parents, two business associates and the school principal.
• The board decided not to file a comment regarding redistricting with the U.S. Federal Court in Brunswick; however, members did voice concern over the distance voters must travel to vote in District 5.
• The BoE accepted LCHS food service worker Ruth Boyd’s retirement notice.
• The board approved Rachel Wilkes and Bethany Gilliam as LCHS basketball cheerleading coaches.