Seven contractors bid on the project. MEJA was also the general contractor for Kennedy Road, Carver Road and Rehoboth Road middle schools. The initial estimate for the project is $5 million.
The school board also received acknowledgment from United Way for contributing more than $20,000 to the 2008 campaign.
Among the human resources items approved were the election of three administrative staff members. Anthony Aikens was approved as assistant principal at Jordan Hill Elementary School; Michael Radcliff was approved as director of RESA Academy; and Teisha Waller was approved as assistant principal at Spalding High School.
School and Community Services Director Anna Burns also notified board members that funding has been provided for online video for the school system through a $150,000 grant to be distributed over a three-year period.