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Floyd BOE approves new hires, surplus items

January 6, 2018

The Floyd County Board of Education approved five new hires, put a number of items on surplus, and called for a new Request for Proposals for work on the Model High press box Friday morning.

During the called board meeting Friday morning, the board approved personnel changes to allow for the new hires to begin working.

The board also approved putting six 1999 buses, two 2004 buses, a 1998 Crown Victoria, a 1990 Chevrolet Topkick bucket truck, a 1980 Chevrolet step van, a 2000 GMC cargo van and 1979 Totem-All three-axle trailer on surplus. This allows for the system to sell the items or auction them off.

John Jackson, the Floyd County Schools superintendent, said the board put aside around $2 million last year for athletic facility improvements around the system. This resulted in work on the baseball field at Armuchee High, the football field at Coosa High, and the Pepperell High track.

The football press box at Model High School is the next project the system would like to address, Jackson said. A new Request for Proposal will bring in new bids for the press box renovations. The system is also attempting to determine all that needs to be done on it.

Also during the school board meeting, Jackson explained a change to bidding requirements so that purchases up to $5,000 do not require three written quotes. Previously purchases up to $3,000 did not require three written quotes.

The move is aimed at providing greater flexibility to schools in purchasing items and shortening the time it takes to do so.