School Board wants to add classrooms to IS/PS building
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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(Above) Before the Trigg County Board of Education started its Thursday night meeting, Trigg County Board of Education Attorney Howell Hopson (left) swore in Board members JoAlyce Harper, Donnie Holland and Mike Davis, who were re-elected in unopposed races last November. (Below) Joe Nance with Ross Sinclaire and Associates talked with the board Thursday night about their bonding potential. The board hopes to build more pre-school classrooms onto the Trigg County Primary and Intermediate School building.</i>
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(Above) Before the Trigg County Board of Education started its Thursday night meeting, Trigg County Board of Education Attorney Howell Hopson (left) swore in Board members JoAlyce Harper, Donnie Holland and Mike Davis, who were re-elected in unopposed races last November. (Below) Joe Nance with Ross Sinclaire and Associates talked with the board Thursday night about their bonding potential. The board hopes to build more pre-school classrooms onto the Trigg County Primary and Intermediate School building.

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The Trigg County Board of Education is looking at adding classroom space in the Trigg County Primary and Intermediate School by building a two-story addition with six Preschool and two Primary School classrooms,

This project could cost $2,654,350, a number that Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby said was a “very rough estimate.” However, it wouldn’t be finished for at least two years at the earliest, and school officials say they’re already running out of classroom space.

“Not only is it an aging facility, but we don’t even have enough space to serve our pre-school students,” Hamby said at a Thursday night School Board meeting. “We have good roofs on everything right now, and pretty solid HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems on all of our buildings, with the exception of the Primary/Intermediate School.”

A new roof and a new HVAC system for the Primary/Intermediate School – both of which would cost about $700,000, most likely – could be added as alternate bids to the project, and could be dropped from the bid if the cost of the main project is too much, Hamby said. Those projects could increase the cost of the project to slightly more than $4 million.

Hamby said the mobile units – trailers, really – added as pre-school classrooms roughly 17 or 18 years ago were originally supposed to be temporary, and they only have four classrooms.

Additionally, an extra teacher is needed there in the spring, as new children reach the qualifying age, so for the last three or four years, another classroom on campus is needed for the extra teacher and pre-schoolers, Hamby said.

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