Polk schools plans to spend $500k in major repairs

Published 4:11 pm Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Miller also said the school system is taking advantage of two positive things that are happening at Tryon Elementary and Sunny View. The Tryon Elementary PTO is replacing the courtyard through donations, including taking up the bricks and selling them for interested persons to put their name and information on them. The landscaping and benches will also be replaced to make the courtyard more “kid friendly,” Miller said. The school system is partnering with the PTO and will replace the drainage in the courtyard while the brick surface is up. Miller said the courtyard is aged and over the years roots have stopped up the drainage and during heavy rains classrooms are flooded.

At Sunny View, an estate donated $38,000 to expand the media center. The school system is adding to that due to the media center being small. An addition will be added, which is estimated at approximately $100,000, Miller said. No actual costs will be known until the individual projects are bid out. The school board plans to award bids during its March meeting.

All projects are scheduled to start as soon as school gets out for the summer and scheduled to be completed before the next school year begins.

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