New GES building to eliminate

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 31, 2000


Staff Writer

Architects working on a new building at Goshen Elementary gave Pike County Board of Education members an update on the project Monday night.

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The 12-classroom building being built east of the lunchroom will be about 14,000 square feet and cost an estimated $1 million.

Teachers will be able to control the heating and cooling in each classroom, the architects said.

Superintendent John Key said this addition on the Goshen Elementary campus is the first of capital outlay projects planned by the board of education.

The purpose of the new building is to eliminate the portable classrooms at Goshen.

Another project the architects mentioned was the re-roofing project.

Board members approved a $294,600 low bid from Interstate Roofing. Buildings being re-roofed are the junior and senior buildings at Goshen, the Pike County Elementary School library and the 200 building at PCES.

Although the board has accepted the low bid, the project still have to have approval from the state.

In other business, the board:

· Accepted two bids on used vehicles being sold by Troy Pike Center for Technology.

· Approved one and denied another interdistrict transfer request.

· Accepted resignations from Judy Griswold who is retiring as teacher at PCES; Janie Ketchum who is retiring from teacher at PCES; Larry Thrasher from his position as automotive technology instructor at Troy Pike Center for Technology; Charles Maguire from his position as band director at Goshen High School.

· Hired Arthereane Ballard as a bus driver for the Goshen route left vacant when Charles Linton retired.

· Approved up to five additional days for school secretaries and bookkeepers to work during the summer, if needed as authorized by the superintendent.

· Granted Elizabeth Sigers a waiver for sick leave days during the week of May 15-19 and May 30 due to a on-the-job injury.

· Approved employment of Tim Price, licensed counselor (contracted services) and Nichelle Ware, summer Migrant Program only. These positions will be paid for through federal funds.

· Reduced working hours for lunchroom workers at Pike County High School ­ Virginia Rodgers, Bessie Lampley and Karen Langston ­ from 6.5 hours per day to six hours. The change was made because of a decrease in enrollment at PCHS.