At long last the final portion of the Phase Two renovation project at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School has been green lit.
Phase Two work to the front of the building actually began last week, but at that time the Elbert County Board of Education had not signed off on the blueprints for a proposed field house, due to wanting to cut back on costs.
That changed last night as the Parish Construction group attended a called meeting of the school board, and presented the final proposed plans to the school board.
The final construction budget came in at $988,709; which according to School Superintendent Chuck Bell is over four hundred thousand dollars less than the initial field house proposal.
Bell said the design of this field house was a perfect example of a collaborative effort.
“This truly is a compilation of a lot of time and exchange of information, and I think the Parish group recognized us in that regard”, said Bell. “A lot of field houses generally the discussions come after the rest of the projects are done, and thrown together. Fortunately we are not going about it in that fashion.”
A recommendation was made by Bell to approve the field house budget and plans, which passed with a unanimous vote.
Construction on the over six thousand square foot building will begin on March 3rd, 2014 and is expected to be completed by the end of July 2014.