BOE reviews plans for new school
BY JOHN CONLEY
BY JOHN CONLEY
Wyoming County's Board of Education got a look at the plans for the new Pineville Elementary School at Monday morning's meeting.
The school, which is scheduled for completion in August 2013, is 49,615 square feet, according to Jim Davison, vice president of Alpha Associates, the project architect.
Some of the building features discussed included:
A wing for pre-K and kindergarten children. All classrooms in this section have their own restroom.
The building has no steps except a few that go up to the stage in the cafeteria.
The gym floor will probably be a high grade rubber.
Roofing will be a mix of sloping and flat.
Visitors during the school day will use an entrance which will be viewable from the office as they approach the building. Another door will be unlocked before they gain admittance.
Each classroom will have its own heating and cooling controls.
PES Principal Donald Clay said he and others visited recently built schools to ask faculty and staff what they liked and didn't like about their buildings. "We got a lot of input," he commented.
"You can tell a lot of thought went into this," said Board Member Mike Davis.
The board approved the project's schematic design, which will next be presented for School Building Authority (SBA) approval.
Earlier in the day, Baileysville Elementary and Middle School and Huff Consolidated made their annual LSIC presentations.
Neither school met AYP last time, and the principals addressed that issue.
Baileysville Principal Connie Walls said math was the problem area.
"We're doing everything we can to correct it" she commented.
Huff Principal Carolyn Hatfield stated she was "shocked" when her school didn't meet AYP.
She said this year the school is stressing the importance of students and parents "taking ownership" of WESTEST results.
Students who fail to turn in assignments are being sent to detention, she said, and seven detentions result in a one-day suspension.
The next board meeting will be held on November 7.
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