Listed is a summary of the topics covered at the December 14, 2021 Leon County School Board meeting.
— Camden Bailey, 9th grade, received the Everhart Super Star award for his activities as a special Olympian.
— Superintendent Rocky Hannah recognized Earline Preston for her 50 years of service for Leon County Schools. Preston has worked in Nutrition Services her entire career.
— The School Board approved the purchase of 28.75 acres located at Thomasville Road, adjacent to Chiles High School. The purchase amount totals $950,000.
— The Board approved the negotiations with Allstate Construction, Inc., for the Hartsfield Elementary School cafeteria replacement project. The estimated construction budget for the project is $3.3 million.
— The Board authorized the beginning of discussions for a contract with Rippee Construction, Inc., for a remodeling/renovations project to buildings at Griffin Middle School. The estimated costs for the renovations are $1.6 million.
— Hoy+Stark Architects was approved to perform the Castaldi Analysis for the cafeteria project at Hartsfield Elementary School. The Florida Department of Education requires the analysis to determine if demolishing a building and replacing it with new is justifiable.
— An amendment was made to the contract with JRA Architects, Inc., to provide additional services to the Leon High School roof construction project in the amount of $37,218. With the amendment, the new estimated cost for the renovations totals $78,591.
— The Board approved contract negotiations with MLD Architects, LLC, for a roof replacement project at the Sealey and W.T. Moore Elementary Schools. The estimated costs for the project totals $3.8 million.
— The Board approved the School Hardening Grant for $506,444. The grant will be used to enhance school safety and security. A school official explained the funds would specifically be used for two security stations, one at Rickerds High School and one at Chiles High School. Additionally, he said the majority of the funds would be used to incorporate cloud storage to better keep camera footage, even if there is a problem with the local server.