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BCS Sets Five-Year ‘Game Plan’

posted Oct 3, 2016, 5:57 AM by Chris Whitehorne   [ updated Oct 3, 2016, 5:57 AM ]
Blount County Schools has a five-year “game plan” for capital projects, technology and textbooks. School board members recently approved the district’s project planning proposal. In total, the projects are estimated to cost $20.5 million.
 

The district identifies eight priorities for fiscal year 2015-16:

• Heritage High School’s heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system;

• Heritage High School’s parking lot, repaved and restriped;

• Middlesettlements Elementary School’s roof replacement;

• Montvale Elementary School’s roof replacement;

• network manager and technology infrastructure upgrade;

• social studies textbooks;

• systemwide energy management system;

• and William Blount High School’s parking lot, repaved and restriped.


The system identifies four priorities, excluding $1.4 million for technology and textbooks, for fiscal year 2016-17:

• Eagleton Middle School’s HVAC system;

• Heritage High School’s auxiliary gym roof replacement;

• systemwide energy management system;

• and William Blount High School’s career and technical education (CTE) and auxiliary gym roof replacement;

 

Blount County Schools identifies three priorities, excluding $1.7 million for technology and textbooks, for fiscal year 2017-18:

• Porter Elementary School’s HVAC system;

• systemwide energy management system;

• and William Blount Ninth Grade Academy’s roof replacement.

 

The district identifies four priorities, excluding $2 million for technology and digital textbooks, for fiscal year 2018-19:

• districtwide HVAC and roof replacements;

• Everett Learning Opportunity Center’s HVAC system;

• Mary Blount Elementary School’s geothermal and HVAC systems;

• and systemwide energy management system.

 

The district identifies four priorities, excluding $2.3 million for technology and digital textbooks, for fiscal year 2019-20:

• districtwide HVAC and roof replacements;

• Heritage High School upgrades and repairs, unspecified;

• and William Blount High School upgrades and repairs, unspecified.

The five-year project planning proposal is a “game plan,” said Gary Farmer, facilities and maintenance coordinator, at Thursday night’s meeting. It can be amended and items reprioritized based upon grant funding and need.

Matthew Stewart-The Daily Times