Paving bids were approved at the Monday, August 22, 2022, Tattnall County Board of Education meeting for North Tattnall Elementary (NTES) and South Tattnall Elementary School (STES) for pads on which to place the fuel tanks at each school. Although two bids were solicited, only T&K Hicks Contracting, Inc., of Collins responded with a bid.
The paving at STES will be at a cost of $19,133 while at NTES the cost will be $70,945. The disparity in costs results from the fact that a larger pad is needed at NTES in order to tie the front of the metal buildings and the fuel pumps to the perimeter road so as to eliminate washouts and mud puddles in front of the storage buildings, maintenance buildings, and fuel tanks. The STES job is less because of the proximity of the tank location and the perimeter road. The NTES project calls for 1090 square yards of asphalt and more prep work to prepare site while the STES calls for only 545 yards of paving and less prep work.
Non-certified personnel hired at the meeting included Katie Durrence as a parapro at STES; Judy Crosby as a secretary at Tattnall County High School (TCHS); Harley Wells as a daycare sub; and Stacy Thrift and Juana Ocampo in the School Nutrition Program. Teacher Tori Flowers was approved for an extended day contract.
TCHS Assistant Principal Justin Flowers presented the FY 23 Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) budget to the Board members.
Financial Director Debbie Powell presented the district financial review, and the board members discussed and approved the final FY 22 budget.