Cason Conn with TriCon, Inc., stood before the Bradley County School Board Thursday to report on the construction project’s progress.
“Right now we’re slightly ahead of schedule. The building is really coming up nicely. The brick is nearly complete. We should be finished with that in about two weeks. Masonry is about 90-percent complete right now and we’re about 50-percent under roof, which is good because of winter approaching,” said Conn.
Conn estimated construction crews will complete the building’s roof and brickwork, and install all windows prior to the Christmas holiday.
Bids for the Fine Arts facility theater sound and lighting have been received and will be reported at the next scheduled county school board meeting Dec. 9.
The project remains on budget, according to Conn.
Newly elected school board member Rodney Dillard was sworn in to his elected post as school board member for the 5th District during the meeting.
“We have a great school system. I’m here to do the work for the future of the school system,” said Dillard.
Dillard has lived in the 5th District since 1976. He is married to Kim, and has three children, Tucker, Kaitlin and Olivia. Dillard graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1987. He has been employed with BI-LO Food Stores Inc., for 25 years. He has been the president of the PTO at Lake Forest Middle School for the past five years.
“I look forward to this new experience of being on the board,” said Dillard.
County school board members voted also unanimously voted to approve the Valley View roof repair bid to Parris Roofing for $68,500.
The Bradley Central High School Future Farmer’s of America (FFA) was recognized for receiving the “Gold Emblem” status with the national organization for 43 consecutive years.
“This is just an outstanding accomplishment. Bradley Central High School is the only high school in the nation right now to ever receive this status and these students should be commended for their efforts,” said Bradley County Schools Director Johnny McDaniel.
A joint session between the Bradley County School Board and Bradley County Commission is scheduled Dec. 2, at Park View Elementary.