A special meeting of the Lawrence County Board of Education was held in the LCHS library on August 22, 2022, at 6:00 PM. Board members Jim See, Garnett Skaggs, Maddlene Roberts, and Barbara Robinson were present in-person, while Chairman Heath Preston joined virtually.
The board approved contracts and service agreements with Northeast Head Start & LC Schools transportation. There was a renewal of Thrillshare software and service agreement with Apptegy. The renewal of KASS and KASA membership dues was also approved.
The board approved fundraising requests for the LCHS girls’ basketball team and the out-of-state senior trip to Gradbash-Universal Studios, Orlando, FL from April 26-30, 2023.
The excitement of the meeting was granted as the board members considered bids for construction of the “LCHS Softball Fieldhouse & Upgrades” project. After deliberation on the bids from construction companies, the board approved the construction through CPR Construction located in Grayson, KY. CPR Construction turned in a considerably lower bid in the amount of $854,108.00. The breakdown of this bid was $782,000.00 for the building shell. There were five separate packages added to building bid. The interior finishes package was bid in at $5586.00. The mechanical equipment package was bid in at $9,600.00. The domestic water/plumbing package was bid in at $12,000.00. The electrical equipment was bid in at $39,000.00. The site pavements pkg was bid in at $5,000.00. Reiterating, the complete building bid came in at the total of $854,108.00.
LCHS Softball Coach Kenny Horn was present at the board meeting. Before the board members voted on the motion, he expressed the need to have a separate facility for the female athletes. He stated it would also help to alleviate such late practice times. The board members voted to approved the motion to award the bid to CPR Construction and proceed with construction of the fieldhouse project. Coach Horn gave a deep, appreciated thanks for understanding this need and placing the construction of the facility as a priority.
All residents are always invited to attend the Lawrence County Board Meetings to become aware of the issues affecting our students and schools. The meetings may also be viewed virtually through the public viewing link. A copy of the most recent Lawrence County Board agendas & meetings can be found on the current Lawrence County District webpage at www.lawrence.k12.ky.us.