According to Gene Bishop, Cleveland Schools site representative, workers began replacing ceiling tiles, gutting restrooms and painting at George R. Stuart Elementary this week.
On Monday, the school board approved low bid offers for the Stuart project, which includes carpeting, floor tiling, painting and glass/window replacements. The City Schools maintenance department will manage plumbing renovations as there were no bids received for the project.
Site Committee members also heard a progress update on a major Cleveland High School project. Construction crews are making progress on the Max R. Carroll Science Wing.
According to board member Tom Cloud, crews this week began drilling wells, laying base blocks, replacing windows and changing building trim. Crews also began grading for a new staff parking lot on the west side of the campus.
At the full board’s earlier meeting Monday night, members heard reports on another planned project within city schools, the future renovation of the Betsy Vines Theater at CHS. Cost estimates range between $111,055 and $175,423. This would include replacing theater curtains, seating, audio equipment and lighting.
Board chairman Peggy Pesterfield described the estimates as favorable and said they are “within our radar.” She said earlier concerns had the project costing as much as $400,000 to $450,000.
The Site Committee’s next meeting will be Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the Administrative Office Building.