School Board extends deadline for PSJES work

Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 11:45 AM.

The projects at the two schools were effectively paid for by savings realized on a roofing project at Wewahitchka Elementary School.

The district asked, and the state agreed, to allow the district to use some $900,000 in savings to pay for the work at the two Port St. Joe schools. Additional dollars came from the district’s Local Capital Improvement funds.

Since the opening of school in the fall the elementary school has served meals by employing several measures while construction, which began in the summer, continued.

The school gymnasium was divided in half, with one half used for children as a makeshift cafeteria.

Once work began on the kitchen, the district brought in a temporary kitchen at substantial cost to provide a method of cooking meals. The district leased the kitchen and it will be returned when the construction is complete.

March 15 is the day on which the kitchen will be back in action with the expected arrival of students into the newly-refurbished cafeteria – all but complete save some window replacement – by April 15.

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