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TCSS approves new roof at Long Cane Elementary

The Troup County School System voted Thursday to move forward with plans for roofs at two schools, though those projects are at very different points in the process.

TCSS approved MEJA Construction as the contractor for the reroofing project at Long Cane Elementary School, at a cost of $404,850. MEJA had the lowest bid out of six contractors.

TCSS expects the Georgia Department of Education capital outlay reimbursement to cover a good chunk of the cost. That reimbursement is expected to be $262,820.

At Monday’s work session, Assistant Superintendent Chip Medders said the roof was installed in 2003 and is 17 years old. He said the roof only had a 10-year warranty.

Medders said Monday that MEJA could probably start the project in December. 

The school board also voted to approve Southern A&E to provide a design service for the reroof project at Troup High School.

Essentially, Southern A&E will provide the blueprint for a new roof that the school system will use whenever it decides to move forward. Medders was hesitant to estimate the total cost on Monday, but he expects the entire roofing project will end up costing around $3 million. TCSS estimated over $1.1 million will come from Georgia Department of Education capital outlay reimbursement. 

Both roofs have been used well beyond their life expectancy.

In other action, the board did the following:

  • TCSS also approved an antimicrobial treatment for all buildings and buses at a cost of $33,437.57. The contract was awarded to Ecovasive, LLC, which was the lowest bidder. 
  • Medders said Monday that Ecovasive would spray buildings during Thanksgiving week, would spray buses during Christmas break.
  • The board also approved the purchase of a 2020 Ram 3500 Chasis from James ONeal Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for $57,808. The truck will be used by the maintenance department and will place a truck that Transportation Director Chip Giles referred to as a “lemon” during Monday’s work session. Giles said the current vehicle needs an engine and has broken down numerous times in a short time period.
  • The board accepted revisions to its internet acceptable use policy, which was first discussed in October. Thursday’s meeting represented the second and final reading.

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