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Posted: Thursday, 08 May 2014 11:34PM

School Board to apply for 14k grant, upgrade new Central Office building

On Thursday night, the Grayson County School Board agreed to apply for a Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Grant on behalf of the Grayson County Early Childhood Council. The grant is for $14,100.00, and will be used to “increase school readiness for birth to five-year old children.”

The funding will additionally provide training and support for child care providers; support for two Grayson County Public Library events; help fund the Health Department’s county-wide Baby Shower and Head Start’s Annual Health Fair, as well as Wilkey Elementary School’s Bornleading Academy.

The board also voted to authorize a change order in the amount of $19,623.63 to upgrade conduits and cabling, plus add seven large format monitor mounts with associated framing and supports, as well as additional video/data receptacles at the new Central Office building project.

Another change order associated with the Central Office project is in the amount of $7,499.00 for drainage and sub-drainage systems which will release gathered water from underneath the pavement/parking lot, guiding water away from the new building.

The school board voted to approve a $24,531.00 change order related to the redesign of the new building’s entry way, the addition of tile in four bathrooms, plus additional sound panels.

It was also revealed that Kerry Reeves, principal of Clarkson Elementary, will retire from his position effective July 1.

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