Kell Musicians to Be Honored
The Cobb school board also will vote on renovations at Davis and Keheley.
The Kell Percussion Ensemble sent two groups to the invitation-only Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival this month, becoming the first high school to have two ensembles at the event.
The school board will include the Kell percussionists at the start of its regular meeting tonight at 7 at the Central Office, 514 Glover St., Marietta.
The recommended Keheley contract with SouthCore Construction of Kennesaw is for $1.02 million, $380,000 over the estimated budget for the project.
But the recommended contract for renovations at Davis and Barber and McClure middle schools, bid out as one project, is more than $400,000 under budget. The low bid came from Cablik Enterprises in Atlanta.
Those projects are part of the school district's third Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which expires at the end of 2013. Superintendent Michael Hinojosa will begin preliminary discussions about SPLOST IV at tonight's meeting.
The board also will vote tonight on whether to declare more than $20 million in SPLOST II funds to be excess and use the money to buy down the millage rate.
It will be the third consecutive year the school system uses leftover SPLOST II money to help balance the budget; it also will be the last time because the money is almost gone.
The full agenda and the accompanying documents are in the attached PDF.